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24/07/2020

Appeal: Blood bank redevelopment approved despite local objections

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A developer’s unpopular plans to build 86 flats at the site of a former NHS blood centre in Essex have been approved following a week-long inquiry, after an inspector deemed the density of the scheme acceptable.

The appeal concerned the former Brentwood Blood Centre, a blood bank and transfusion facility in Shenfield that was closed by the NHS in 2015. Developer Fairview New Homes acquired the site for more than £7 million.

In 2019, it applied for permission to clear the site and build four residential blocks of up to five storeys, to provide 86 flats.

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