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Appeal: Dementia care unit in business park would create 'onerous' living conditions

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A 63-bed dementia care unit proposed for a business park in Cornwall has been blocked despite local need, after an inspector ruled that noise from a nearby roundabout would create 'onerous' living conditions for particularly sensitive future occupants.

The appeal site is a currently unused parcel of land that forms part of St Austell Enterprise Park. The park is expected to play a key part in the China Clay Area Regeneration Plan, making a significant contribution to the 704,000 square meters of employment floorspace proposed in the Cornwall Local Plan. As a result, proposals that would cause a loss of business space must demonstrate a lack........
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