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07/05/2021

Appeal: Age ‘no reason’ to deny residents pleasant outdoor space

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An inspector has blocked plans for 45 retirement apartments in Handforth, Cheshire, ruling that residents should not be denied ‘the choice of sitting out in a pleasant space’, even if their age meant they were less likely to sit outside.

LOCATIONHandforthAUTHORITYCheshire East CouncilINSPECTORSiobhan WatsonPROCEDUREWritten submissionsDECISIONDismissedREFERENCEAPP/R0660/W/20/3262327The appeal concerned plans submitted by developer Churchill Retirement Living to build 45 apartments for older people in Handforth, Cheshire, close to the town’s train station. Considering the living conditions of future occupants, inspector........
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