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Appeal: Appellant must pay costs for unnecessary and unrealistic appeal

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An appellant must pay costs to North Somerset Council for failing to address the council's reasons for refusing his plans for four bungalows on green belt land, after submitting an appeal that had 'little prospect of succeeding'.

The appeal concerned a former timber yard in open green belt countryside near Portishead, Somerset, comprising various single-storey agricultural buildings. Under the appellant’s plans these would be removed to make way for four, four-bedroom bungalows with garages.

North Somerset Council cited a number of reasons in refusing permission, writing to the appellant warning him that it .....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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