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Appeals round-up: ‘Paragraph 55’ home proposed with design matters reserved; Council's ‘persuasive case’ outweighs ministerial statement

Words: Matt Moody
Planning appeals

A round-up of planning appeals: 13 April-20 April, 2018

‘Paragraph 55’ home proposed with design matters reserved

An inspector has refused an ‘eco-home’ in the Suffolk countryside under NPPF paragraph 55, which requires ‘exceptional quality of design’ because the scheme was submitted in outline with all design matters reserved.

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Council's ‘persuasive case’ outweighs ministerial statement

An inspector has sided with Reading Borough Council in seeking a financial contribution towards affordable housing from a single three-bedroom home, after  citing 16 recent appeal decisions supporting its stance.

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No cats for Catlow as ‘incongruous’ cattery refused

An inspector has blocked plans for a cattery in the grounds of a listed Lancashire farmhouse, ruling that the timber and glass design of the pens would be at odds with the historic stone buildings nearby.

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Eight-flat scheme would impede protected sycamore tree

Plans to replace a bungalow with a block of eight flats have been blocked after an inspector agreed that the scheme could harm the health of a nearby protected sycamore tree.

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Dock restaurants scheme outweighs houseboat owner’s human rights

Plans to restore two historic waterside docking sheds in Bristol as restaurants can go ahead after an inspector backed the council in its attempts to relocate a nearby houseboat against the will of its owner.

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94 homes refused in Oxfordshire despite housing supply shortfall

An inspector has cited 'significant landscape harm' in refusing plans for 94 homes north-west of Oxford, despite the 'substantial' number of affordable homes proposed as part of the scheme.

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Green light for six-storey ‘art deco’ block of flats in Poole

An inspector has approved an 80-flat scheme on an island plot surrounded by roads in Poole, finding that the building’s height and design would create a prominent focal point in the area.

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Green belt treehouse cannot be considered an extension

An inspector has dismissed claims that a proposed treehouse could be permissible in the green belt as an extension despite being some distance from the main house.

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