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Appeal: 14-flat development blocked despite contributions to library and parks


A plan to extend an existing building to create 14 flats in Maidstone, Kent, has been refused despite perceived benefits to local facilities.

The development would involve the modification and rear extension of an existing building, increasing its height and footprint. This larger development has been judged by inspector G J Rollings as an unacceptable threat to the living conditions of existing nearby residents, who noted that its increased size would cause it to appear overbearing. Although he noted that any overshadowing effects o.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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