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Appeal: Thames ‘landing stages’ considered inappropriate on green belt

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Plans to install six ‘landing stages’ for mooring boats on the River Thames near Wokingham have been rejected after an inspector determined that the stages constitute buildings, and are therefore inappropriate development in the green belt.

The site currently comprises a commercial boatyard facility that can accommodate nine moorings. The proposed development is for the construction of six new landing stages, extending eight metres into the river and fixed to both the bank and river bed, providing mooring space for another 12 boats.

The site is in the green belt; as a result, the crux of the appeal was whether the proposed s.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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