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Businessman ordered to demolish barn

A BUSINESSMAN has been given three months to demolish a barn he built in the green belt at Winterbourne Down.

Christmas tree grower Michael Seward lost his appeal against the enforcement action after the Planning Inspectorate ruled that he imports most of the Christmas trees he sells from the site in Down Road – something Mr Seward denies.

He was granted planning permission for the building in 2010 but South Gloucestershire Council said he had been using it for retail rather than agriculture.

Mr Seward said he had spent £50,000 on the building and fighting the case and the ruling would “devastate” the site.

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