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16/07/2021

Appeal: Convenient location justifies WHO noise guidance breach

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An inspector has approved a new home directly next to a railway line in Hertfordshire, commenting that the site’s ‘locational benefits’ in terms of convenient access to jobs and services would ‘offset’ unacceptable noise levels in its garden.

LOCATIONCheshuntAUTHORITYBroxbourne Borough CouncilINSPECTORBen PlentyPROCEDUREWritten submissionsDECISIONAllowedREFERENCEAPP/W1905/W/21/3270131The appeal concerned a terrace of houses perpendicular to a railway line in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire. The appellant sought permission to add another home onto the end of the terrace nearest the railway, but the council was concerned that noise from........
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