Garden in green belt is blocked

A PLANNING inspector has thrown out plans to build a garden and conservatory in the green belt.

John Roche appealed against a Calderdale Council decision relating to 2 Kings Mount, Barkisland.

But Inspector Louise Crosby dismissed the appeal.

She said a two storey extension had been added to the property and to allow the conservatory would result in a 46 per cent increase in the original property footprint and thereby constitute inappropriate development in the Green Belt.

And, she added, turning a field into a garden would be inappropriate development.

The inspector wrote: “I am aware the field is not in agricultural use.

“Nevertheless, this is not a good reason to allow part of it to be developed and its character harmed.

“Very special circumstances to justify the proposals do not exist and I conclude the appeal should be dismissed.”