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Appeal: Museum improvements do not justify ancient woodland loss

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Plans for a new visitor centre at the National Museum of Flight in East Lothian have been rejected despite the scheme's various public benefits, after a reporter decided that the loss of 299 trees at the site was unacceptable.

LOCATIONEast FortuneAUTHORITYEast Lothian CouncilREPORTERElspeth CookPROCEDUREWritten submissionsDECISIONDismissedREFERENCEPPA-210-2081The appeal concerned Scotland's National Museum of Flight, which is located at the redundant East Fortune Airfield in East Lothian, a scheduled ancient monument. The site is bound to the south by three connected areas of woodland. All three areas are considered........
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