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12/04/2017

Appeal: ‘Sky trail’ adventure course would harm green belt openness

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Plans to construct a ‘sky trail’ high rope adventure course near Barnet have been blocked, after an inspector ruled that its benefits would not outweigh harm to green belt openness.

The appeal site is part of a mixed-use area containing a golf driving range and a dinosaur-themed adventure golf facility. The proposal would involve constructing various 10-metre high steel lattice platforms connected by ropes, and would cover a reasonably large ground area.In making his decision, inspector J C Clarke referred to paragraph 89 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF),........
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