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02/02/2016

Appeal: Sustainability of farm business “not proven”

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An inspector has granted permission for the change of use of land to a mixed agricultural and equine use, but rejected an appeal for an animal shelter/storage building after deciding there was insufficient evidence on the farm’s viability to outweigh the visual harm to a local ‘green wedge’.

Inspector P J Davies noted that both developments had already been carried out at Craig Y Bwldan Farm in Swansea, and so the appeals sought retrospective permission.

Davies said there was “little substantive evidence” to formally justify the latter building development in terms of rural enterprise need, finding that the 1,500 square metre footprint of the building was “vastly dispro.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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