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Appeal: 56-home scheme ‘incompatible with industrial park’

Metal work / iStock: 923114630

Plans for 56 homes in County Durham have been blocked despite a housing shortfall in the area, after an inspector called the development ‘incompatible’ with a noisy industrial park nearby.

The appeal concerned a plot of land near Bishop Auckland, County Durham, close to the South Church Enterprise Park. The appellant sought permission to build 56 two, three and four-bedroom homes on the site.

The businesses operating nearest to the appeal site specialise in metalworking and the removal of paint from metal products. This involves the hammering of metal frames in an industria.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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