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20/02/2020

Appeal: Green belt harm not 'clearly outweighed' by care village's benefits

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An inspector has rejected plans for a major elderly care village in the Meriden Gap near Solihull, citing green belt rules which state that material considerations must 'clearly' – not marginally – outweigh green belt harm to justify granting permission.

LOCATIONCatherine-de-BarnesAUTHORITYSolihull Metropolitan Borough CouncilINSPECTORKatie McDonaldPROCEDUREInquiryDECISIONDismissedREFERENCEAPP/Q4625/W/19/3237026The appeal concerned a parcel of partly previously developed land near Catherine-De-Barnes, a small village in the Meriden Gap near Solihull. The appellant, Minton Care, sought permission to build a "continuing care retirement community"........
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