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Appeal: Shipping container café allowed despite ‘design shortcomings’

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Plans for a café composed of two converted shipping containers on a brownfield plot in Wakefield can go ahead, after an inspector ruled that the proposed ‘positive and effective use of the site’ outweighed the scheme’s ‘design shortcomings’.

LOCATIONWakefieldAUTHORITYWakefield CouncilINSPECTORP EggletonPROCEDUREWritten submissionsDECISIONAllowedREFERENCEAPP/X4725/W/18/3215485The appeal concerned a small corner plot in a mixed commercial and residential area of Wakefield, with car showrooms and a supermarket car park to one side, and terraced housing to the other.The appellant sought permission to install two connected shipping........
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