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Appeal: Proposal to build 47-home scheme around 19th century dairy building refused

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An inspector has rejected plans to build 47 homes centred on a historic former dairy building in Essex, ruling that the development would be out of character with the ‘relatively open’ surrounding landscape.

The appeal site is located just outside the settlement boundary of the village of Althorne, near Maldon. Inspector J Dowling noted that the proposal would extend some distance back from the road to accommodate its considerable size, which would conflict with the ribbon development layout of the existing buildings. This would therefore have an urbanising effect on the area despite the low........
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