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01/09/2017

Appeal: ‘Unquantified need’ for 2,400-space Manchester Airport car park

Airport car park / iStock: 621690850

Plans for a ‘monolithic’ four-storey car park to serve Manchester Airport have been refused after an inspector ruled that the future need for more parking had not been quantified and could not outweigh demonstrable harm to the area’s character.

The appeal relates to a 1.23-hectare parcel of land around two miles from Manchester Airport. Amid some disagreement over whether the site is urban or rural in nature, inspector Philip Lewis described the area as one of “transition between settlement and open land beyond”.

In contrast with the domestic nature of most surrounding buildings, Lewis considered that the proposed ca.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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