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Appeal: Recreational fishery would cause unacceptable harm to landscape

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Plans to enlarge two existing lakes to create a recreational fishery near Tunbridge Wells have been blocked after an inspector decided that the engineering work required would cause unacceptable harm to the character of the countryside.

The site comprises mostly open grassland in a valley east of the village of Horsmonden in Kent. The open nature of the area means the site is visible from a considerable distance, including the length of the valley.

The proposal would involve the extension of two existing lakes – one dug in lower ground close to the road that bounds the site, and the other dug into the hillside as p.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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