Garden centre housing appeal dismissed

An appeal by Mr E Roberts of Davenport Farm in Lancashire has had an appeal rejected for housing to be built on a former garden centre.

An appeal against Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council to change the use of a former garden centre to residential use has been dismissed.

The southern part of the site is in Green Belt at Tyldesley, Lancashire.

Planning inspector Gary Deane said: "There are no considerations sufficient to clearly outweigh the harm to the Green Belt and so there are no very special circumstances to justify the proposal."

The site is about 0.3ha.

The application Ref A/15/80898/OUT was refused in July 2015.

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