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11/12/2020

Appeals round-up: ‘Very limited’ capacity justifies green belt SEN facility; Costs against council for unsubstantiated refusal of 15 homes

Words: Matt Moody
Planning appeals

A round-up of planning appeals: 5 December-11 December, 2020

‘Very limited’ capacity justifies green belt SEN facility

An inspector has approved plans for the expansion of a special needs school in Surrey that clashed with green belt rules, citing the ‘very limited’ offering in the area that had left some children out of school.

The Planner

Costs against council for unsubstantiated refusal of 15 homes

Wrexham Council must pay costs for failing to properly substantiate its reasoning in refusing plans for 15 homes against the advice of its officers, an inspector has ruled.

The Planner

Hotel conversion would cause unacceptable job losses

An inspector has rejected plans to convert a 12-bedroom hotel in a small Yorkshire village into self-catered holiday accommodation, citing unacceptable job losses and harm to the community.

The Planner

Scrapyard can become UK’s largest EV charging station

Plans for an electric vehicle charging station at a scrapyard in the Cotswolds that would become one of the biggest facilities in Europe can go ahead, after an inspector found that the scheme aligned with government objectives.

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57% affordable Stratford high rise rejected on design grounds

Plans to redevelop a former industrial site near the Olympic Park in east London have been rejected by an inspector, who found that the 18-storey scheme's design was 'not high quality, let alone exceptional'.

The Planner

National Design Guide conflict condemns 300-home scheme

Plans for 300 homes south of Northampton have been rejected by an inspector, who cited the development’s ‘poor connectivity’ and conflict with the government’s 2019 National Design Guide.

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Canal yard regeneration scheme’s public benefits prove decisive

Plans by a specialist developer to redevelop a ‘neglected’ canal yard near Stockport and convert its listed warehouse into a community hub can go ahead despite the loss of some historic fabric, an inspector has ruled.

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