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Appeal: Harm has edge over benefits of service station and 60-room hotel

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An inspector refused outline plans for a motorway service station complex in Hampshire, after deciding that the scheme's benefits would not outweigh its harm to landscape character and a nearby heritage asset.

The proposed development, to include restaurants, a café and a 60-room hotel would be built on land adjacent to Upper Neatham Mill Farm, a grade II listed building and designated heritage asset, near the town of Alton and its contiguous settlements, Holybourne and Neatham.

The original proposal was dismissed by East Hampshire District Council on various grounds, which were considered by .....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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