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Appeal: Burnt-out building less harmful to conservation area than new homes

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A plan to replace a derelict building in Ramsey conservation area with four new homes has been blocked after an inspector ruled that the new homes would cause greater harm to the character of the area than the existing burnt-out home.

The appeal site is located within Ramsey conservation area (CA), south of Peterborough. According to a 2005 character assessment, the CA’s significance is derived from its status as “a historic market town that has evolved over time to incorporate various architectural styles”. 

The site is in an area of the CA known for its 19th-century industrial character. The ap.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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