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Appeal: Construction training centre would harm countryside


Permission has been refused for the creation of a construction training centre for an area of open countryside in Ashchurch, Tewkesbury, after an inspector ruled that the site’s proximity to existing development did not lessen the extent to which it would have a negative visual impact on the landscape.

Inspector Alexander Walker noted that development had already begun on site, with a container and scaffolding centre already in situ.

Walker noted that the appeal site forms part of Newton Farm, which itself comprises a complex of buildings housing a number of businesses, but that with the exception of the appeal site these businesses are generally contained within and around the building.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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