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Appeal: Historic hospital site in green belt not ‘previously developed’

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An inspector has refused a residential scheme on the site of a former isolation hospital near Barnsley because the land has been ‘given over to vegetation’ and cannot be considered ‘previously developed’.

LOCATIONPenistone, BarnsleyAUTHORITYBarnsley CouncilINSPECTORDarren HendleyPROCEDUREWritten submissionsDECISIONDismissedREFERENCEAPP/R4408/W/18/3194996The appeal related to the site of the former Penistone Isolation Hospital, on green belt land seven miles west of Barnsley. Opened in 1897 and originally dedicated to the containment and treatment of smallpox, the hospital continued to specialise........
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