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Appeal: Rail/road freight interchange would harm ‘very sensitive’ green belt


Former communities secretary Greg Clark has supported an inspector’s decision to refuse permission for a rail/road freight interchange in Slough, because of the harm it would inflict on a sensitive area of green belt and to the strategic gap between Slough and London.

Clark agreed with inspector Diane Lewis’s assessment that even if enclosed within well-defined boundaries, the location of the proposal within the green belt would not assist in checking sprawl, and would encroach into the countryside.

He agreed that the scheme would further interrupt the swathe of green belt separating Slough and Greater London and would therefore be incompatible with .....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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