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Appeal: 222 homes refused because of harm to World Heritage Site


Linden Homes South West has been refused permission for the development of 222 homes, including 30 per cent affordable housing in Hayle, Cornwall, because of the scheme’s impact on the setting of the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Site.

Inspector Stephen Roscoe largely agreed with Cornwall Council’s assessment that the development would reduce the legibility of the Foundry area of Hayle, which is key to the Outstanding Universal Value of the World Heritage Site (WHS).The part of the WHS that lies closest to the appeal site include the remains of a mill complex, housing for managers and workers and a number of grade II listed........
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