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Appeal: Wildlife pond would harm natural beauty of AONB

Wildlife pond

Permission has been refused for the installation of a wildlife pond in Heyshaw, North Yorkshire, after an inspector judged that the scheme would be out of character of this area of the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

Inspector Paul Singleton argued that the siting of this “large feature” at the top of a sloping field, together with the shape of the pond and the incorporation of a large island within it, would give the pond an “artificial appearance” which would serve to make it look “more like an ornamental pond than one intended for livestock use.”

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