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Appeal: Medical centre's car park would disrupt neighbours

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An inspector has blocked plans to convert a detached bungalow into a private medical centre in a residential area near St Albans, after finding that the proposed rear car park was of unsafe design and would disrupt neighbours in their gardens.

According to the St Albans Local Plan, the loss of housing stock should generally be resisted. One exception to this policy is listed as “medical uses that serve the community”, with the caveat that the proposal must be “compatible with the area, and non-residential alternatives must be unavailable”.The proposal would convert a three-bedroom bungalow into a private........
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