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Appeal: 74-bed care home approved as NPPF trumps local policy

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An inspector has approved plans for a care home in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire, ruling that local plan policies reserving the site for employment use were outdated and did not correspond to local need, as required by the NPPF.

The proposal sought permission to demolish vacant industrial buildings last occupied by a printing business, replacing them with a 74-bed care home. In refusing the scheme, Ashfield District Council referred to policy EM5 of its local plan review 2002 (LP), which disallows proposals that would cause the loss of existing employment sites, except where retaining them would cause unacceptable envi.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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