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Appeal: Green belt home restoration would be 'tantamount to a rebuild'

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The extensive works required to restore a dilapidated green belt building last used as a home in 1945 would be 'tantamount to a rebuild' and therefore inappropriate green belt development, an inspector has ruled.


The appeal related to the remains of a stone building and associated outbuilding, on rural green belt land nine miles west of Barnsley. The appellant presented evidence from a former owner showing that the building was last in use as a dwelling 73 years .....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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