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12/12/2017

Appeal: Neglected 1970s monastery will not make way for housing

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Prinknash Monastery / Colin Manton

An inspector has blocked plans to demolish a disused 1970s monastery in the Cotswolds AONB and replace it with 10 homes because the scheme would harm the setting of the monastic community’s new home – a grade I listed 14th century abbey.

The appeal site sits within Prinknash Park, a bird and deer park overlooking the Vale of Gloucester that forms the setting of St Peter's Grange, a grade I listed building that dates to least the 14th century. The park is owned by a Benedictine monastic community, which took up residence in St Peter’s Grange in 1928.

As its membership grew in the 1930s, the community made plans t.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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