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Appeal: Land raising to reduce flood risk ruled out for adverse impact on coast

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A reporter has ruled that the re-landscaping of 1.43 hectares of agricultural land in Kirkwall, Orkney, would result in a significantly adverse effect on the landscape character of the area.

The proposal sought to raise a large portion of the grass field site to bring the area to a height of 3.75 metres above Ordnance Datum (AOD) to eliminate the risk of flooding in low-lying parts of the site.

Reporter Mike Croft agreed with Orkney Island Council’s assertion that the proposal represented a “considerable land raise” within a “low and generally flat topography”, and .....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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