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24/04/2017

Appeal: Adventure park’s benefits outweigh green belt harm in deprived area

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A large adventure park complex including a zoo, climbing wall and golf course has been granted permission after an inspector decided that the economic benefits to the deprived Hounslow area outweighed harm to the green belt.

The appeal site extends to almost 48 hectares, on the site of a former 18-hole golf course that closed in 2016 after becoming financially unviable. The new application seeks to maintain the golf function of the site with a new nine-hole course, supported by various other activities on the rest of the land.

The site is in the green belt, which led Hounslow Council to consider it inappropri.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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