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Appeal: Policy wording foils church conversion

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An inspector has refused permission to convert a vacant Methodist church in Derbyshire into a home, following the ‘logical interpretation’ of a policy that ‘could have been more clearly written’.

LOCATIONDarley DaleAUTHORITYDerbyshire Dales District CouncilINSPECTORR WalkerPROCEDUREWritten submissionsDECISIONDismissedREFERENCEAPP/P1045/W/19/3241930The appeal concerned a former Methodist church in Darley Dale, Derbyshire, which ceased operations in 2017. As a place of worship, the building was considered a community facility for planning purposes. The appellant sought permission to........
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