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Proposed Industrial Workshop in Metropolitan Green Belt at Smiths Farm, Northolt, LB Ealing

DATE: 19 May 2009

Inquiry into proposal for demolition of old agricultural barns (now used as warehouses) and their replacement with a purpose built workshop to be used in connection with Thames Materials' waste management activities.

The Inspector dismissed the appeal, concluding that the impact on the character and appearance of the Metropolitan Green Belt was not clearly outweighed by the alleged environmental improvements to the site and the employment opportunities generated by the proposal.

John Male QC appeared for the Appellants, Thames Materials Ltd. Charles Banner appeared for the local planning authority, Ealing LBC.