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22/09/2017

Appeal: 233 student flats allowed near Canterbury World Heritage Site

Plans to replace a former dairy depot in Canterbury with 233 purpose-built student accommodation units have been approved, after an inspector ruled that the scheme’s public benefits would outweigh any impact on local heritage.

The appeal site is a collection of large sheds that formerly comprised a depot for the dairy products company Dairy Crest, as well as some terraced houses that the council has no objection to being redeveloped as student housing. It sits set back from the approach road towards grade I listed Canterbury Cathedral and the surrounding world heritage site, beyond the heritage site's buffer zone.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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