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Appeal: Eco-home would ‘go almost unnoticed’ in Kent AONB

CPRE challenged the approval of a development in the Kent Downs / Shutterstock_121315348

An inspector has approved plans for an eco-home in Alkham, Kent, with a ‘very different character’ from other buildings nearby, because its discreet design would render it ‘barely visible’.

The appeal related to one corner of the “substantial” garden of an existing cottage in Alkham, a village within the Kent Downs area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB). The appellant sought permission to construct a two-bedroom ‘eco-home’.

The house would be built using materials “sympathetic to its garden setting”, including a timber frame and claddin.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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