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19/06/2020

Appeal: Barbed wire to defend doctor’s surgery not justified

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Barbed wire installed on the roof of a GP surgery and pharmacy in Ashton-under-Lyne to protect it from ‘congregating youths’ and break-ins gave it an unacceptably intimidating appearance, an inspector ruled.

LOCATIONAshton-under-LyneAUTHORITYTameside Metropolitan Borough CouncilINSPECTORK SavagePROCEDUREWritten submissionsDECISIONDismissedREFERENCEAPP/G4240/W/19/3243671The appeal concerned The Highlands Surgery, an NHS GP surgery with an attached pharmacy in Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester. The appellant sought retrospective permission for the barbed wire that had been installed on the........
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