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Appeal: Grass airstrip refused in national park for fourth time

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An inspector has blocked plans for a 600m grass runway on a farm in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park for the fourth time, because of the ‘dearth of reliable information’ on the impact on protected species submitted by the appellant.

The appeal relates to a 40-acre farm within the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, purchased by the appellant in 1993. At the hearing, the appellant explained how he had restored the appearance of the holding and opened a bed-and-breakfast on the site, as well as diversifying his business through wind-farming. 

The appellant, who has been a licensed pilot since 2005 and now owns hi.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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