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09/05/2017

Appeal: 74-home scheme would have ‘negligible impact’ on air quality and ecology

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An inspector has granted permission for 74 homes near Knaresborough in North Yorkshire despite ‘deep-rooted’ opposition from local residents, after ruling that the scheme’s impact on local air quality and protected species would be negligible.

The appeal site is in the vicinity of Bond End, which was declared an air quality management area (AQMA) in 2013 after traffic congestion had led to unhealthy levels of nitrogen oxide (NO2) in the area. The proposal was met with fierce opposition from local people, who were concerned that it would contribute further harm to local air quality, leading inspector R W Allen to hold an inquiry befor.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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