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Appeal: Mill development approved despite ‘unacceptable flood risk’


Permission has been granted for the change of use of a flour mill to a mixed-use development including workshop space and residential accommodation in Berkeley, Gloucestershire, despite the council’s contention that the risk of flooding was “unacceptable”.

The trustees of the Berkeley Settlement took the proposal to appeal after Stroud District Council failed to give notice within the prescribed period.

The council indicated that had the appeal not been made against non-determination the proposal would have been refused anyway because the level of flood risk would render it “environmentally unsustainable”, and thus contrary to chapter 1.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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