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11/01/2019

Appeal: Replacement footpath stile would not improve AONB accessibility

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A barn conversion that would necessitate the replacement of a stile providing access to a public footpath in Cornwall has been rejected because it failed a local policy requirement to ‘improve accessibility for all’.

LOCATIONSt BrewardAUTHORITYCornwall CouncilINSPECTORA Spencer-PreetPROCEDUREWritten submissionsDECISIONDismissedREFERENCEAPP/D0840/W/18/3208186The appellant sought permission to extend an existing agricultural barn near St Breward, a village within the Cornwall area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB), to create a new dwelling. However, the scheme would require the rerouting of a public right........
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