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Appeal: Meeting hall ‘for religious uses only’ considered a community facility

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An inspector has allowed plans to construct a small Christian meeting hall in West Sussex after ruling that it should be considered a community facility, even though it would not be available for general public use.

The proposal is for a small single-storey building accommodating between 35 and 50 people, to be built in the village of Hickstead, north of Brighton. According to the Mid Sussex District Council Local Plan (LP), countryside development is not allowed unless it is for a community facility that meets a local essential need.

Mid Sussex District Council questioned whether the scheme can be c.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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