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Appeal: Unsafe access impedes Sussex eco-home plans

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An inspector has refused plans to replace a dilapidated greenhouse with a zero-carbon eco-home in the High Weald AONB, ruling that an access road already used by two existing nearby homes was hazardous.

LOCATIONCripps CornerAUTHORITYRother District CouncilINSPECTORTom Gilbert-WooldridgePROCEDUREWritten submissionsDECISIONDismissedREFERENCEAPP/U1430/W/18/3210807The appeal concerned a greenhouse building in Cripps Corner, a Sussex village within the High Weald area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB). The appellant sought permission to demolish the building and replace it with “a zero-carbon........
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