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29/06/2016

Appeal: Land-to-garden change of use will not compromise public open space

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COMMUNAL GREEN SPACE

The change of use of a patch of open land to private garden has been allowed in Melton Mowbray, after the appellant argued that the extension was needed to protect her children from increased lorry traffic.

Inspector Andrew McGlone acknowledged that the area of grassed open space was currently used as a play area by local children. But while the council argued that the site was earmarked for such use as part of the initial residential development, it was noted that no formal designation existed, and the appellant now owns the land.

The appellant posited that increased traffic from Asfordby S.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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