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Appeal: 85-home scheme would harm setting of Harper Adams University

Harper Adams University / James Armstrong

Outline permission to build 85 homes near Edgmond, Shropshire, has been rejected after an inspector said the scheme would close the gap between the village and Harper Adams University ‘to the detriment of both’.

The site is a 7-hectare field adjacent to the specialist farming college Harper Adams University, which uses it for practical training. Inspector G D Grindey ruled that allowing the scheme would close the only gap between the university’s large campus and the village of Edgmond, completely altering its rural character and causing “severe harm” to the setting of both.

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