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Appeal: Council defeated in abandonment hearing

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Despite acknowledging the 'very poor' physical condition of a building in Yorkshire and the appellant's failure to make it watertight, an inspector decided that a 'reasonable onlooker' would not consider it abandoned and that it had retained its lawful use.

LOCATIONKilnseaAUTHORITYEast Riding of Yorkshire CouncilINSPECTORRoy MerrettPROCEDUREHearingDECISIONAllowedREFERENCEAPP/E2001/X/19/3232649The appeal concerned a small building in Kilnsea, a hamlet in the East Riding of Yorkshire, adjacent to a cottage owned by the appellant. He sought a certificate of lawful use to confirm the building's use as a dwelling under use class C3. However, the........
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