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Appeal: Glasshouses not ‘previously developed’ despite produce sales

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A dilapidated horticultural nursery on the Wirral Peninsula was in solely agricultural use and therefore not ‘previously developed land’, an inspector has ruled, dismissing the appellant’s claim that selling produce on the site made it a ‘mixed use’.

LOCATIONMoretonAUTHORITYWirral Borough CouncilINSPECTORAlexander WalkerPROCEDUREWritten submissionsDECISIONDismissedREFERENCEAPP/W4325/W/18/3197282The appeal site comprised a large number of vacant and heavily overgrown glasshouses formerly used as a horticultural nursery on green belt land near Moreton, a village west of Birkenhead.The appellant sought permission to demolish these existing........
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