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Appeal: Cheese factory-to-residential scheme would benefit national park


The demolition of a former cheese factory, erection of 26 new homes and conversion of two former factory buildings has been allowed for a site near Hartington in the Peak District National Park, after an inspector concluded that the scheme would vastly improve the impact of the current site on the natural amenity of the area and the Hartington Conservation Area (CA).

Inspector Clive Sproule noted that the current cheese factory lies 23 miles outside of the CA, and that a group of homes and existing greenery at the edge of the village screen much of the factory and its buildings from the centre of the village. But the factory was still judged to be a “very significant and discordant element” in many views of the village, the historic heritage wit.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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