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Appeal: Prefabricated former church hall saved from demolition

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An inspector has refused permission to demolish an asbestos-contaminated concrete former church hall in Essex and replace it with six homes after the appellant failed to prove that reusing it as a community facility would be unviable.

Originally built as a church hall for the nearby Chadwell St Mary parish church, the building was in use as a children’s activity centre until May 2016. It has not served as a church hall since the 1980s. The appellant sought permission to demolish the building and replace it with four three-bedroom and a pair of two-bedroom homes.Inspector Simon Warder noted the Thurrock Core Strategy ........
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