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Appeal: Falmouth elderly care dwellings allowed despite loss of community green space


Sixty-nine extra care dwellings have been approved for Falmouth in Cornwall, after an inspector found that refusing the scheme owing to the site’s informal use for recreation could not be justified.

Inspector RJ Marshall noted that the appeal site is an “elongated area of land in a valley setting”, which the council argues has been used for many years by the local community for recreational uses such as dog walking and football playing.Marshall considered a previous land assessment which concluded that there was a “more than adequate level” of open space provision........
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