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Appeal: Need not proved for rural workers dwelling

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Permission for the retention of an existing log cabin and erection of a new ‘equestrian dwelling-house’ has been refused, as an inspector determined that the development did not meet the special circumstances to override the need to avoid isolated new homes in the countryside outlined in the National Planning Policy Framework.

Inspector JJ Evans noted that as the nature of the business on site involves breaking in valuable race horses and eventers with “temperamental” and “excitable natures”, the need for a 24-hour presence on site for emergency and security reasons was accepted.

But Evans said that owing to the nature of the lease for the land, there could not be a security of use. Evans accepted that .....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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