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Appeal: Eco-yurts would unacceptably harm heritage assets

Highdown Hill / Peter Jeffery

Plans for 23 ‘eco-yurts’ intended to provide holiday accommodation near the South Downs National Park were turned down after an inspector ruled they would harm the setting of a nearby scheduled ancient monument and other heritage assets.

The appeal concerned an open field beyond the settlement boundary of Ferring, a seaside village in West Sussex that lies a short distance from the edge of the South Downs National Park. The appellant sought permission for 23 “eco-yurts” on a decking base, with wood-burning stoves and an ancillary washing facility, to be occupied all year round.

Inspector S J Buckingham noted t.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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