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Appeal: Newly designated conservation area removes demolition rights

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An inspector has rejected plans to demolish a Victorian house in Northamptonshire, ruling that the council’s designation of a conservation area after the application had been submitted meant the proposal was not permitted development.

LOCATIONWest HaddonAUTHORITYDaventry District CouncilINSPECTORChris ForrettPROCEDUREWritten submissionsDECISIONDismissedREFERENCEAPP/Y2810/W/20/3253580The appeal concerned a detached house in West Haddon, which the appellant sought to demolish, arguing that the works would be permitted development. However, the GPDO sets out various exclusions to the permitted development rights for demolition.........
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