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26/02/2016

Appeals round-up: ‘Leper colony’ ancient monument not threatened by poultry farm; Drive-through restaurant poses no threat to NI road

A round up of appeal decisions: 20 February-26 February, 2016

‘Leper colony’ ancient monument not threatened by poultry farm

Permission has been given for the construction of a seven-shed poultry farm in Melton Mowbray after an inspector ruled that the development would not seriously harm the setting of the St Mary and St Lazarus hospital Scheduled Ancient Monument (SAM).

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Community farm and 155-home village approved in Truro

Living Villages (Newham Farm) Ltd has been granted permission to develop a sustainable new community farm and village for Truro, Cornwall, against the decision of Cornwall Council.

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Drive-through restaurant poses no threat to NI road

Permission has been granted for a drive-through restaurant and associated car park and picnic area in Magherafelt, Northern Ireland, after a commissioner ruled that the development would not adversely affect traffic congestion on a main public road.

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Retail-to-residential conversion allowed in East Manchester

The change of use of three retail units to six self-contained flats has been approved on a site in Clayton, Manchester, after an inspector ruled that the conversion would not constitute an unacceptable loss of employment space.

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Dog kennels suitable for Scottish forest location

Permission has been granted for the erection of dog boarding kennels and associated works including a static caravan in Rothienorman, Aberdeenshire, after a reporter decided that the development would not adversely affect the living conditions of local residents.

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Leintwardine homes allowed despite historic landscape conflict

Permission has been granted for the erection of 45 dwellings in the village of Leintwardine, Herefordshire, after the contribution of the scheme towards needed housing supply was ruled to outweigh any disruption to the historic field structure of the area.

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Extension to shale gas exploration scheme allowed at Lancashire site

Cuadrilla Bowland Limited has been granted a three-year extension to the life span of its Grange Hill shale gas exploration site in Poulton Le Fylde, Lancashire.

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‘Sustainable development’ ruling sees 85 homes confirmed for village

Gladman Developments has been granted permission for the development of 85 houses for the village of Walkern, near Stevenage, after an inspector found the scheme to be sustainable in relation to the development capacity of the village and transport choices.

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Listed church not affected by housing development

Taylor Wimpey UK Ltd has been granted permission to develop 59 dwellings for the village of Shrivenham in Oxfordshire, after an inspector ruled that the scheme would not harm a grade I listed church or the North Wessex Downs AONB.

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