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Appeal: Traveller site allowed for ‘valued’ landscape


A traveller site, including pitches for one mobile home, one caravan and a day room has been approved for a site adjacent to the A31 in Farnham, after an inspector ruled that the site’s designation as an ‘Area of Great Landscape Value (AGLV)’ did not hold up.

Inspector SJ Papworth noted that the use of local landscape designations in this case did not accord with the approach of the NPPF, and that the lack of character assessment for the AGLV “does not assist in determining what it is about the landscape that might be described as ‘valued’” in relation to the Framework.Papworth found that the site was open, pleasant land, but........
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