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Appeal: Incorporating part of allotment into garden would harm green belt openness

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An inspector has refused plans to convert a patch of undeveloped allotment land into private garden space because it would harm green belt openness, despite a similar proposal having been granted for the appellant’s neighbour.

The appeal relates to the curtilage of a house near Macclesfield, within the North West Green Belt. The house sits within a private garden, adjoined to undeveloped allotment land that extends further north. The proposal sought permission to “square off” a section of the allotment land to “regularise” and enlarge the garden.Inspector Geoff Underwood considered that the........
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