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Appeal: Fly fishing facility would harm AONB landscape

North Wessex Downs

Proposals to build a fly fishing training facility, underground rifle range and associated facility building have been blocked because of their impact on the North Wessex Downs AONB.

The area, south of Oxford, is considered one of the country's finest landscapes, and considerable planning weight is afforded to its preservation. The proposed development, although of some economic and social benefit to the local community, was ruled by Inspector R J Jackson as likely to cause “considerable disruption” to the high-quality landscape. Of most concern is the fly........
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