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01/06/2017

Appeal: Research benefits of eco-home outweighed by harm to AONB

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An inspector has blocked plans for an innovative and highly efficient ‘eco-plus’ home in Dorset, after finding insufficient evidence that the public benefit it would bring would outweigh harm to the character of the AONB.

The appeal relates to a parcel of land in an open countryside position within the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The site is beyond the settlement boundary of nearby Morcombelake, forming part of a landscape described as “tranquil and rural”. Because of an adjacent network of public rights of way the preservation of the landscape’s qualities is also in the p.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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