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24/07/2020

Appeal: Exceptional circumstances justify Welsh monastery’s demolition

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Plans to demolish a monastery in Flintshire to make way for 15 homes can go ahead, an inspector has decided, after finding that the scheme would improve the openness of the surrounding green barrier.

LOCATIONHawardenAUTHORITYFlintshire County CouncilINSPECTORA ThickettPROCEDUREWritten submissionsDECISIONAllowedREFERENCEAPP/A6835/A/20/3245090The appeal concerned a monastery and associated buildings in Hawarden, a village in North Wales near the English border. A community of nuns that had been in the village for more than 90 years occupied the monastery. In 2018, however, the order of nuns........
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