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Appeal: Rossendale Passivhaus refused


A proposal for a ‘Passivhaus’ in the village of Balladen, Rossendale, has been rejected after an inspector ruled that the development would significantly harm the character and appearance of the area.

Inspector Siobhan Watson described the area in which the appeal site is located as an “unspoiled” meadow just outside of the defined urban boundary, characterised by dispersed stone cottages and surrounded by an open, hilly rural landscape.

Watson noted Rossendale Borough Council’s acceptance that, in isolation, the design of the dwelling was “truly outstanding and of exceptional .....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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