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09/04/2021

Appeal: Nutrient neutrality concerns lead to split decision over historic college

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An inspector has approved plans to convert the 15th century Wye College into homes and community space, while rejecting the appellant’s plans to build more housing nearby, citing nutrient neutrality requirements relating to nearby protected sites.

LOCATIONWyeAUTHORITYAshford Borough CouncilINSPECTORDavid PrentisPROCEDUREInquiryDECISIONSplit decisionREFERENCEAPP/E2205/W20/3259450,APP/E2205/W20/3259462, andAPP/E2205/W20/3259465The appeal concerned Wye College in Wye, a village within the Kent Downs AONB. It was established for the training of priests by the Archbishop of York in 1447. In the 1890s, it became an agricultural college and........
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