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Appeal: Housing plan posed hard journeys for older people

Elderly people

Plans for 10 age-restricted homes in Cornwall have been refused after an inspector determined that the walking distance to various dispersed facilities made the location unsustainable for older people.

The site is located in an open field in the grounds of an existing care home, near the village of Par in Cornwall. The council initially dismissed the proposal because it did not accord with the Cornwall Local Plan, which aims to encourage development primarily in the area’s main towns, where infrastructure and services are better.Inspector CD Cresswell noted in his report that there are........
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