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14/08/2020

Appeal: Green belt medicinal hemp farm fails on flood risk

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An inspector cited risk of flooding in refusing permission for a medicinal hemp farm in Brentwood having elevated it to a determinative issue, despite ruling that the proposal was not inappropriate green belt development.

LOCATIONBrentwoodAUTHORITYBrentwood Borough CouncilINSPECTORG PannellPROCEDUREWritten submissionsDECISIONDismissedREFERENCEAPP/H1515/W/20/3246117The appellant sought permission to build a medicinal hemp production facility on green belt land in Brentwood. The council considered the scheme to be inappropriate green belt development.However, inspector G Pannell noted, the council’s 2005 local........
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