DC Casebook: Housing: New Build - Haulage staff home judged unnecessary

An on-site dwelling for a driver and mechanic at a haulage business in rural north-east Scotland has been ruled unnecessary despite the company's claim that it is difficult to find staff.

The reporter accepted that an on-site presence might be desirable to improve security and reduce fuel and vehicle maintenance costs. However, he saw no evidence that it would be unviable to secure a house nearby. The appellant and another driver lived locally, he noted. The proposal conflicted with countryside housing policies, he ruled.

DCS Number 100-064-668

Reporter Alasdair Edwards; Written representations

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