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10/01/2020

Appeal: Private hospital ‘not an employment use’ despite 150 new jobs

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Plans to convert former council offices in Rhyl into a 61-bed private mental hospital have been rejected after an inspector ruled that the scheme’s ‘primary aim’ would be to provide medical care, not ‘generate jobs and wealth’.

LOCATIONRhylAUTHORITYDenbighshire County CouncilINSPECTORK SheffieldPROCEDUREWritten submissionsDECISIONDismissedREFERENCEAPP/R6830/A/19/3236689The appeal concerned a purpose-built three-storey office block in Rhyl, North Wales. It was used by the local council until 2017, and has since stood vacant. The appellant sought permission to convert the building into a 61-bed independent hospital........
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