Log in | Register
27/10/2017

Appeal: 74-bed care home approved as NPPF trumps local policy

Words:
Care home / iStock: 673350754

An inspector has approved plans for a care home in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire, ruling that local plan policies reserving the site for employment use were outdated and did not correspond to local need, as required by the NPPF.

The proposal sought permission to demolish vacant industrial buildings last occupied by a printing business, replacing them with a 74-bed care home. In refusing the scheme, Ashfield District Council referred to policy EM5 of its local plan review 2002 (LP), which disallows proposals that would cause the loss of existing employment sites, except where retaining them would cause unacceptable envi.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

THE PLANNER is the Official Magazine for the RTPI

Not a member?
60 day free trial of our premium content when you Register Now

Or log in as a subscriber

Go back to The Planner Home Page

Tags

FEATURES

  • Planners have an important part to play in conserving the best of the past in our built environment. But even historic buildings must be allowed to remain vital in the present, Chris Miele tells Simon Wicks

    Chris Miele by Peter Searle
  • The Hills at Charlesworth Sustainability Plaza in Edmonton, Canada, is this year’s winner of the RTPI’s International Award for Planning Excellence. Huw Morris looks at the scheme

  • Can the permitted development right to convert offices into housing create functioning communities? Here’s what RTPI student research award-winner Jacob George found when he surveyed the sociaL impacts of permitted development in Newcastle upon tyne