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22/08/2016

Appeal: Former reservoir development would not harm green belt

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United Utilities Property Services has been granted permission to demolish a existing redundant reservoir structure and erect three houses in Hartford, after judging that the scheme would not constitute inappropriate development for the green belt.

Inspector Caroline Mulloy noted that the majority of the appeal site lies within the green belt, and it currently contains one covered and one uncovered reservoir, which are no longer in use. While the site is now overgrown to a degree, Mulloy argued that the extent of built development is still clearly visible, and consequently she considered the site to be previously developed.

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