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Appeal: Retrospective consent to demolish ‘dangerous’ chimney refused

Walsall / Derek Bennet

An inspector has refused retrospective permission for the removal of a chimney in Walsall that the building’s owner argued was ‘dangerous and at risk of collapse’, citing unacceptable harm to the character of the conservation area.

LOCATIONWalsallAUTHORITYWalsall CouncilINSPECTORJ SpurlingPROCEDUREWritten submissionsDECISIONDismissedREFERENCEAPP/V4630/W/19/3219941The appeal concerned a locally listed Georgian-style building in use as a pharmacy, in the Church Hill conservation area of Walsall. The appellant sought retrospective permission for the demolition of one of the property's two chimneys, arguing that urgent action........
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