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Refusal of The Raddle Inn plans despite tourism and economy boost claims

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: January 17, 2014

By Leslie Jackson

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PLANS to bring new amenities to a rural village have been thrown out despite pleas that it would benefit members of the community and also tourism in the area.

Members of Staffordshire Moorlands District Council’s planning committee refused permission for the construction of three lodges and three wigwams along with a well-being centre at The Raddle Inn public house in Hollington when they met yesterday.

The well-being centre would have provided three rooms for activities, such as yoga and aerobics, a gym and a shop.

District councillor for the area David Trigger said: “Unless new facilities are found for employment the village will become dormitory

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“There is no public transport and the nearest shop is a few miles away.

“The district council said it support tourism. This application does just that. If tourism facilities are not allowed to expand in small village then the future is bleak.”

See next week’s Post & Times for the full report from the meeting.

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