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Appeal: Flood risk overrides benefits of Welsh autism hospital

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A specialist hospital and reablement centre in North Wales for people with autism spectrum disorders has been refused permission after an inspector found ‘fundamental and unjustified conflict’ with national flooding policy.

The appeal concerned two separate parcels of land at opposite ends of a former golf course near Holywell, North Wales. One of the sites incorporates a derelict industrial site, and the other is undeveloped.In 2007, planning permission was granted for 78 holiday lodges across both sites. The development was not completed, but the permission remains extant because building work began on the site.........
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