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Appeal: 150cm-high car park floodlights would mar green belt openness

Pub car park / iStock: 458539273

An inspector has blocked a proposal for five freestanding floodlights to illuminate a car park near Warwick, ruling that they would harm green belt openness and finding no evidence of ‘very special circumstances’ required to make an exception.

The proposal consists of five  lighting columns, each 1.5m in height, which would be used to illuminate a pub car park in Warwick's green belt. Four of the lights would stand against a wooden fence of 1.8 metre in height, and the fifth in the opposite corner of the car park near a public footpath.

The appellant suggested that the lights are an “engineering operation” .....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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