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Appeal: Harm to listed building rules out 42-home scheme

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An inspector has cited harm to the setting of a grade II listed building and settlement coalescence in refusing plans for 42 homes on the edge of Worcester, despite acknowledging the ‘pressing need’ for new housing.

LOCATIONRushwickAUTHORITYMalvern Hills District CouncilINSPECTORHayley ButcherPROCEDUREInquiryDECISIONDismissedREFERENCEAPP/J1860/W/19/3242098The appeal concerned a field on the edge of Rushwick, a village adjoined to the western edge of Worcester. The appellant, Custom Land, had planned to build 42 homes on the site. A week-long inquiry was held in March to consider the appeal. The........
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