Significant visual effects undermine landscape and setting of manor house

The development of up to 51 dwellings on an agricultural field in Lincolnshire would fail to respect the local landscape and the setting of a manor house dating from the 17th century.

A small hamlet adjacent to the manor was known to have existed in the 16th century and while none of it remained an inspector decided that this added to the significance of the setting of the listed house, with Roman and medieval remains having been found on the appeal site. Since the appeal site forms part of the land belonging to the house and the fact that new houses would obscure views and reduce the openness around it, this would lead to less than substantial harm to the heritage asset. The estate would be visually prominent giving rise to significant visual and landscape impacts which also justified his decision to dismiss the appeal.

Inspector: Nick Palmer; Written representations


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