Casebook: Appeal Cases - Commercial and industrial - Auction use rejected due to harm to listed church

The change of use of an agricultural building in a small Cheshire village to an auction room has been ruled out by an inspector who decided that the extra noise and parking generated would harm the setting of a grade I listed church. She determined that the parking of cars and commercial vehicles in close proximity to the churchyard would undermine the setting of the building and its historical and architectural importance.

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