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13/10/2017

Appeal: Lake District home refused following World Heritage Site designation

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A new home in Wasdale, Cumbria, has been refused permission because it would harm the character of the Lake District World Heritage Site, which was designated by UNESCO after the appeal had been submitted.

The appeal relates to a rectangular parcel of agricultural land within the Wasdale Valley. Inspector Caroline Jones described the area as “one of the best-known valleys in the Lake District” for its “spectacular landscape and almost unrivalled sense of tranquility and isolation”. She added that it was “very sensitive to change”.

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