DC Casebook: Householder development - Brick walls ruled out by green belt policy

A proposal to put up brick walls, piers and metal gates at a house in a Worcestershire conservation area has been rejected after being judged unduly harmful to the green belt.

The appellants claimed that the scheme would increase their privacy and enhance the seclusion of their garden. However, the inspector considered that the mix of hedges and entrance gates used elsewhere in the village provided an adequate balance between the need for secluded garden space and maintaining the open character of the area. The existing hedges around the appellant's garden provided adequate privacy and the introduction of solid brick walls would undermine the area's openness, he held.

DCS Number 100-058-207

Inspector Martyn Single; Written representations.

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