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Appeal: Local plan policy on places of worship ‘unduly restrictive’


Permission for the change of use of an industrial unit to a place of worship has been approved for the Water Eaton Industrial Estate in Milton Keynes, after an inspector found that relevant policy in the Milton Keynes Local Plan (LP) was not compliant with the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).

The unit has been used as a church since July 2014.

Inspector Ian Radcliffe noted that policy C1 of the LP requires non-residential community uses to be within or adjacent to local centres. As the appeal site is 0.5 miles from Serpentine Local Centre, the proposal is therefore contrary to this policy.

Radcliffe stated that work by the appellant, the 'Miracle Temple Assemblies of God.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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