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Appeal: Using former poultry shed for storage would harm green belt

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Plans to use a former poultry shed for storage in support of a rural business in Worcestershire have been rejected after an inspector decided that the scheme's benefits would not outweigh harm caused to the green belt.

The appeal concerned four concrete, timber-clad sheds formerly used to house poultry, north-east of Redditch. Although the buildings have various defects, a survey found them to be structurally sound. According to the appellant, the buildings are therefore “of permanent and substantial construction”, which qualifies them as exempt from restrictions on green belt development as long........
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