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Appeal: Business expansion does not justify development in green belt


Permission has been refused for 65 dwellings and business development just outside of the limits of Harlow, Essex, after an inspector ruled that the proposed expansion of an existing on-site business was not reason enough for inappropriate development in the green belt.

The case involved two appeals – appeal A being the residential element and appeal B concerning the relocation of logistics company Hargreaves Services from appeal A site.

Inspector PW Clark acknowledged the appellant’s argument that the relocation would avoid the loss of employment that would otherwise occur from the development of appeal site A, but said he was not convinced .....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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