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17/01/2019

Appeal: Knebworth pub garden flats approved despite fierce opposition

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The Station, Knebworth / Stephan McKay

Plans to build flats on the garden of a popular pub in Hertfordshire would not threaten its viability, an inspector has ruled, rejecting a local protest group’s claims that the scheme represented a ‘Trojan horse’ plot to ensure the pub’s decline.

LOCATIONKnebworthAUTHORITYNorth Hertfordshire District CouncilINSPECTORD M YoungPROCEDUREInquiryDECISIONAllowedREFERENCEAPP/X1925/W/18/3205685The appeal concerned The Station, a pub in the village of Knebworth, north Hertfordshire. In February 2017, the pub abruptly ceased trading, and its owner, the pub chain Greene King, sold it to the appellant, housing developer Market Homes.The appellant........
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