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20/05/2021

Appeal: Permanent permission at home of Dickens denied

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Charles Dickens in his study at Gad's Hill / iStock: 481387214

A Kent private school occupying the grade I listed country home of Charles Dickens has had its application for permanent permission for a temporary building first installed at the site in 2003 denied by an inspector, who said a 'longer term plan' was needed.

LOCATIONHighamAUTHORITYGravesham Borough CouncilINSPECTORG PannellPROCEDUREWritten submissionsDECISIONDismissedREFERENCEAPP/K2230/W/20/3261674The appeal concerned Gad's Hill School in Higham, a village in Gravesham, Kent. The school is a grade I listed building known for its association with Charles Dickens, who wrote Great Expectations and other works in the building's preserved study. Dickens........
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