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Appeal: Risk to high-value tree from MRI unit's concrete platform

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An inspector has refused retrospective permission for a 'concrete pad' to accommodate a mobile MRI scanner at a hospital in Swansea, citing potential harm to the roots of a high-quality yew tree.

LOCATIONSwanseaAUTHORITYSwansea CouncilINSPECTORJoanne BurstonPROCEDUREWritten submissionsDECISIONDismissedREFERENCEAPP/B6855/A/18/3210593The appeal concerned Sancta Maria Hospital, west of Swansea city centre, within the Ffynone and Uplands conservation area. The appellant sought retrospective permission for the installation of a "concrete pad" in the grounds of the hospital, to........
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