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12/03/2018

Appeal: Rebuilding arson-damaged fishing lodge would contradict paragraph 55

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An inspector has blocked plans to rebuild a fire-damaged fishing lodge near Milton Keynes to use as a home, citing conflict with NPPF rules prohibiting ‘isolated homes in the countryside’.

The appeal concerned a former lakeside fishing lodge, sited in open countryside north of Milton Keynes. A 2014 application to convert the building into a live/work unit was dismissed at appeal. Since then, a series of arson attacks have damaged the building, and its east end has been left with no roof or floor.

The appellant is now seeking to rebuild the lodge solely for residential use. .....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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