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Appeal: AONB holiday homes too isolated to be sustainable development

Blackdown Hills

Proposals for the construction of shepherd huts and a timber lodge to be used as holiday accommodation have been dismissed, after an inspector decided that the site is too isolated from public services and would force visitors to rely on cars.

The site is adjacent to the hamlet of Sheldon, in the Blackdown Hills area of Devon, and is a designated AONB described by Inspector D Boffin as “picturesque and tranquil”. The appellant proposed the construction of a timber lodge and three shepherd huts on land currently used as a paddock, to be used as temporary holiday accommodation.

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