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02/03/2017

Appeal: Pub conversion would harm ‘greatly important’ green belt

Chiltern Hills

An inspector has rejected plans to demolish a former pub to make way for four homes because of potential harm to the green belt and the Chilterns AONB, as well as local council policy to protect community facilities. 

The pub and its attached car park, in the village of Hawridge, Buckinghamshire, would be replaced with two pairs of symmetrical cottages under the plans. The floorspace of the new development would be considerably larger than the existing building, contradicting NPPF green belt policy.

The appellant suggests that the car park should be considered part of the existing floor space because i.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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