Farm owner loses High Court bid

A farm owner has lost his High Court bid to gain permission for a business scheme near Faringdon, Oxfordshire. The project had been refused by Vale of White Horse District Council on the grounds that it would increase traffic. Tapecrown Ltd asked the High Court to quash an inspector's decision to back the council. But the judge ruled that, aside from traffic, the application was "doomed" by its effect on the area's character.

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