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07/06/2017

Appeal: Rural coach house conversion ‘not isolated’, gets go ahead

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An inspector has granted permission to convert a former coach house into a home, ruling that it would not be ‘isolated’, which the NPPF stresses is a reason for refusal, and so would be sustainably located.

Warwick District Council had turned down the proposal on the grounds that it would not conform with sustainable development in rural areas as laid out in paragraph 55 of the NPPF, which asserts that local authorities should avoid “new isolated homes in the countryside”. The inspector, noting a lack of definition in the NPPF, ruled otherwise.The appeal relates to a two-storey........
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