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06/04/2017

Appeal: Barn conversion allowed despite numerous policy conflicts

Yorkshire

Conversion of a redundant barn into a residence in the North Yorkshire countryside has been granted planning permission, despite an inspector finding conflict with various local and national policies.

In 2010, permission was granted to retain the building for agricultural purposes, but it has twice been denied permission for a residential conversion since, in 2014 and 2016. Inspector S Baird, assessing the appeal, noted that the site is located half a mile from Picton, a small hamlet half a mile from the site. The settlement is 'devoid of facilities and not served by any public transport........
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