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30/07/2020

Appeal: Housing harm to world heritage site deemed unacceptable

Words:
Robert Jenrick / Stuart Graham

The housing secretary has refused permission for 185 homes on land in the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site buffer zone, after approving plans by a different developer to build 118 homes on land less than two miles away on the same day.

LOCATIONBelperAUTHORITYAmber Valley Borough CouncilINSPECTORHelen B HockenhullPROCEDURERecovered appealDECISIONDismissedREFERENCEAPP/M1005/W/18/3204843The appeal concerned just over nine hectares of land on the northern edge of Belper, a town in the Amber Valley in Derbyshire. The site is fully within the green belt, and part of it also falls within the buffer zone of the Derwent Valley Mills........
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