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09/04/2020

Appeal: Extant permission does not justify ancient woodland harm

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An inspector has cited harm to ancient woodland in refusing permission for a block of flats in Sussex, notwithstanding an extant permission for a hotel at the site that would have the same ‘form and footprint’.

LOCATIONHallandAUTHORITYWealden District CouncilINSPECTORPatrick WhelanPROCEDUREHearingDECISIONAllowedREFERENCEAPP/C1435/W/19/3229579The appeal concerned an existing hotel in Halland, in the Wealden district of East Sussex. A permission granted in 2011 to build a larger hotel on the site had been partially commenced and was therefore still extant. The appellant sought permission to build a........
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