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Appeal: Narrow footpath thwarts 61% affordable housing scheme


An inspector has refused permission for 46 homes in Cornwall because the proposed access footpath would be 80cm narrower than the minimum required width, which would ‘feel unsafe’ to pedestrians.

The appeal site lies south-east of Pensilva, and established residential area in east Cornwall. The appellant sought permission to build 46 homes, 61 per cent of which would be designated affordable. The proposal also included plans for a new footpath to link the site with the existing pedestrian access, which currently ends 120 metres to the north-west.

The appellant stated that the foot.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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