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Appeal: Secondary school given go-ahead for AONB location


The Route 39 Academy Trust as been granted planning permission and listed building consent for a secondary school development in Bideford, Devon, after the secretary of state found that the benefits of the scheme outweighed any harm to the North Devon Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

The appeal was recovered by communities secretary Greg Clark as it involved a development of major importance having more than local significance.

Reporting inspector Paul Jackson had originally refused the appeal, finding that an alternative identified site, preferred by Torridge District Council for being outside of the AONB, would constitute a more suitable lo.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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