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Appeal: Rathfriland home does not qualify for rural development exception


Permission has been refused for a house on existing farmland in Rathfriland, Northern Ireland, after a commissioner judged that the development would harm the character of the area.

Commissioner Julie de-Courcey said that the dwelling proposed, which would adjoin an existing house on the farm, would not be compliant with Newry, Mourne and Down District Council policy. This requires that proposed buildings be visually linked or sited to cluster with an established group of buildings on a farm.

She said the dwelling would be seen in proximity to the farm group, but tha.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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