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Appeal: Inspector overrules local plan to allow sleeping area in converted tabernacle

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An old religious meeting hall near Exeter that was recently converted into a design studio can be further altered to add a sleeping area in its roof space. An inspector ruled that the plan was sustainable development despite some conflict with local policy.

Permission was granted in 2016 to convert Wheatley Hall, a “tabernacle” formerly used as a nonconformist place of worship, into a class B1 design studio and workshop. The present proposal sought further permission to create a “sleeping platform” in unused roof space above the workshop.

Teignbridge District Council blocked the proposal on the grounds that the appell.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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