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Appeal: 180-berth marina would detract from boating experience


An inspector has refused permission for a 180-berth marina near Slapton Lock, Buckinghamshire, after finding that the visual impact of the development would constitute an “unwelcome intrusion” into the rural scene affecting both boat users and walkers.

Inspector Christina Downes noted that while the appeal site was not within any specific designated landscape, it was largely rural in appearance and was a popular walking location.Downes argued that the effect on the visual amenity of the site in relation to the enjoyment of walkers would be “high adverse” and not mitigated in the long run. She viewed that boat travelers would also have a high........
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