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Appeal: Loss of facility lands golf course housing proposal in the rough

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A development of 233 homes at a Widnes golf club has been dismissed after an inspector found that the loss of the sports facility outweighed the proposal’s contribution to local housing stock.
LOCATIONWidnes Golf Course, Highfield Road, Widnes, WA8 7DTAUTHORITYHalton Borough CouncilINSPECTORRory CridlandPROCEDUREInquiryDECISIONDismissedREFERENCEAPP/D0650/W/21/3285817Anwyl Homes Lancashire’s proposal sought to redevelop part of Widnes Golf Course, leaving a nine-hole course, rather than the existing 18-hole facility. Halton Borough Council opposed the scheme, contending that the........
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