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Appeal: Benefits of housing outweigh harm to UK’s first conservation area

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Revised plans for 29 homes on the edge of Stamford, Lincolnshire, can go ahead after an inspector ruled that the scheme’s benefits outweighed ‘less than substantial’ harm to the UK’s first conservation area.

The appeal concerned a parcel of undeveloped on the edge of Stamford, a historic market town on the Lincolnshire-Rutland border. Stamford conservation area (CA), which covers a large part of the town’s built-up area, lies close by. Becoming the UK’s first designated conservation area in 1967, its significance is derived from its numerous high-quality listed buildings, traditional ma.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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