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Appeal: AONB cottage rebuild will be three times bigger than local size guidelines

Wiltshire Downs / Gillie Rhodes

Plans to rebuild a Dorset cottage 2.55 times larger than its existing size, despite council guidelines limiting expansion to 50 per cent, will go ahead after an inspector found the new home would be well screened from public view.

The appeal relates to a large, detached cottage and garage in Ashmore, a small linear settlement within the Cranborne Chase AONB in northern Dorset. The cottage is set back from the road and backs onto open countryside.

The proposal sought permission to demolish the existing cottage and replace it with a larger home to include purpose-built accommodation for the appellants’ young so.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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