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Appeal: HMO landing area would provide ‘adequate flood refuge’

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An inspector has allowed the conversion of a riverside Newport home into an HMO, dismissing concerns that the ground-floor occupant would not be able to seek refuge upstairs during a flood event if the other bedrooms were locked.

LOCATIONNewportAUTHORITYNewport City CouncilINSPECTORWyn JonesPROCEDUREWritten submissionsDECISIONAllowedREFERENCEAPP/G6935/A/19/3233724The appeal concerned a terraced home in Newport, south-east Wales, over the road from the banks of the River Usk. The site falls within flood zone C1 as defined in the Welsh technical advice note 15: development and flood risk (TAN 15), which denotes areas of........
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