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Merryfield Park/RAF Sopley

DATE: 21 Nov 2011

Paul Brown QC successfully represented New Forest District Council at the enforcement appeal inquiry relating to the use of buildings at the former RAF Sopley, now known as Merryfield Park.

The lawful use of the site, which lies in the Green Belt and contains around 100 ex-MoD buildings, is as a 'training and rest camp on an occasional basis'. NFDC had issued a total of 20 enforcement notices against non-conforming uses in the different buildings. A site-wide ground (a) appeal was also dismissed.

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