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Appeals round-up: ‘Sterilisation’ of green space refuted in Kirklees housing approval; Blenheim Palace parkland not harmed in housing scheme

Planning appeals

A round-up of appeal decisions: 13 February-20 February, 2017

‘Sterilisation’ of green space refuted in Kirklees housing approval

An inspector has approved the development of 39 homes on a site at Cleckheaton, Kirklees, after finding the council’s application of policy on urban green space to be too restrictive.

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Stonehaven housing need ‘not proven’

A reporter has ruled that a proposal for 250 homes, retail land and land for a primary school in Stonehaven is ‘unnecessary’ in light of the scheme’s conflict with the local development plan.

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Blenheim Palace parkland not harmed in housing scheme

Heritage assets including the Blenheim Palace parkland would not be unacceptably impacted by the erection of 120 homes in Long Hanborough, an inspector has ruled.

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Egg production unit would be sympathetic to landscape

A free-range egg production unit has been approved for Cae Mor Farm in Llwynmawr, after the site was judged to be preferable in terms of landscape impact.

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Green light for Kent green wedge homes

An inspector has approved 153 homes for a site that infringes upon the ‘green wedge’ between Margate and Broadstairs in Kent, after deciding that the scheme would not lead to the coalescence of the two settlements.

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Spa and housing approved despite protected species impact

The redevelopment of a disused leisure club as a ‘spa and well-being centre’ and the provision of 27 residential units has been approved for a site in Thorpe St Andrew, Norwich, after the inspector ruled that the benefits of the scheme outweighed minor harm to bats and great crested newts.

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