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Appeal round-up: Clark rejects Staffordshire wind turbines; Somerset homes ruled not adverse to hospital

A round-up of appeal decisions: 17-23 October, 2015

Clark rejects Staffordshire wind turbines

Secretary of state Greg Clark has overturned an inspector’s approval of two wind turbines for Stone, Staffordshire, after finding that local residents’ concerns with the proposal had not been properly addressed.

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Somerset homes ruled not adverse to hospital

The development of 55 homes in Wincanton, Somerset, has been approved, despite council concerns that the proposal would affect the safe operation of the adjacent Wincanton Community Hospital.

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40 dwelling-plan approved for Warwickshire village

An application for a 40-home development for a village in Warwickshire has been approved, against the decision of Stratford on Avon District Council.

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62 dwellings approved for Kent beauty spot

Permission has been granted for a residential development in Hawkhurst, Kent, despite the council’s concerns that the scheme would negatively affect the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

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Bristol micro-brewery deemed appropriate for area

Permission has been granted for a building’s change of use from offices, laboratory and storage to a restaurant and micro-brewery public house in central Bristol, despite the council’s concerns about the noise and disturbance for nearby residents.

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Clark approves Maidstone mixed-use development

Communities secretary Greg Clark has supported the approval of a mixed-use development comprising up to 500 dwellings, including land for an education facility, a community centre and provision of open space in Maidstone, Kent.

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Mixed-use development rejected due to adverse effect on ‘green gap’

An appeal made by Eton College for a mixed-use development including 290 dwellings, a primary school, shops and a fitness centre has been rejected, after an inspector found that it would unreasonably narrow the green gap between Whitstable and Herne Bay in Kent.

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Wildlife protection measures gain approval for Flintshire homes

A 58-home development has been approved for Mold, Flintshire, after measures to protect wildlife and a disagreement over affordable housing provision were settled.

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Clark backs 215 homes for Cheshire

Communities secretary Greg Clark has supported an inspector’s decision to approve a 215-dwelling development in Winsford, Cheshire, against the decision of Cheshire West and Chester Council.

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Clark overturns inspector’s decision on Aylesbury wind turbine

Communities secretary Greg Clark has overturned an inspector’s decision to allow an application for a single wind turbine in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, after finding issues with impact on landscape and non-compliance with government guidance on wind energy proposals.

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