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Appeal: Children’s play area would not harm residential privacy


The change of use of part of a garden to a children’s play area has been approved in Yarm, Cleveland, after a reduction in the height of the site led an inspector to conclude that it would not cause unacceptable overlooking of adjacent homes.

Inspector Graeme Robbie noted that the appeal site had been subject to a very similar appeal, which was refused as it would have resulted in “a substantial loss of privacy to occupiers of neighbouring properties.”

But Robbie noted that the current appeal was “materially different” as it involves reducing the ground level of the site by between 0.8 metres to 1 metre in depth. The s.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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