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Appeal: Residential development would cause some harm to protected woodland

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Permission has been granted for 93 dwellings in Alfreton, Derbyshire, despite council and resident concerns surrounding the effect of the development on an area of protected woodland.

Inspector Ian Radcliffe acknowledged that the woodland forms a verdant backdrop to Riddings High Street and as such is of high amenity value.

The proposal outlines vehicle access for the site, which would be created through the woodland by felling five low to medium-value trees. Radcliffe accepted assertions that this route would also encroach within a significant proportion of the root p.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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