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Appeal: Dog grooming parlour meets rural diversification criteria

Dog grooming

The conversion of a former farm shop to a dog-grooming parlour in Maldon, Essex, has been permitted after an inspector ruled that the proposal could be considered sustainable development.

Inspector Ann Skippers noted that the former shop lies within the estate of the 150-acre Gardeners Farm, and had been used for incidental storage for the past few years.Maldon District Council had argued that the remote location of the site meant that the proposal did not meet the criteria for rural diversification and could not be regarded as sustainable development.It also expressed concern........
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