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Appeal: Bungalows ruled out on green belt despite previous development

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Plans to replace a cattery and car workshop with three bungalows on green belt land have been rejected after an inspector decided that despite having a smaller floor area, the ‘increased bulk’ of the bungalows would result in a overall increase in development.

The site, in Chandler's Cross, west of Watford, currently comprises one bungalow, with a car workshop and various cattery buildings within the large garden. The proposal would demolish the cattery and workshop buildings and replace them with three new bungalows.

The site is within the green belt, but the appellant argued that because it is previously developed, it would not be inappro.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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