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05/10/2015

Appeal: Fish farm rejected over impact on listed building

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An inspector has upheld the decision of South Derbyshire District Council to refuse an aquatic plant and fish farm in Ashbourne owing to its adverse impact on the visual amenity of the area and a nearby listed building.

The appeal was made following the council’s failure to give notice within the prescribed decision period.

Inspector Nigel Harrison questioned the ability of the appellant to prove that there was an essential need for an on-site dwelling in the face of policies that seek to restrict new development in the countryside.

The appellant provided a supporting statement from a fisheries m.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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