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16/08/2019

Appeals round-up: 15 Clerkenwell Close reprieved as inspector overturns demolition order; Tall building rejected for harm to area and loss of LGBT+ venue

Words: Huw Morris
Planning appeals

A round-up of planning appeals: 10 August-16 August, 2019

Appeal: 15 Clerkenwell Close reprieved as inspector overturns demolition order

A London Borough of Islington demolition order for 15 Clerkenwell Close, the award-winning seven-storey office and home of architect Amin Taha, has been overturned by an inspector.

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Appeal: Tall building rejected for harm to area and loss of LGBT+ venue

A mixed-use redevelopment comprising a 12-storey building in East London has been rejected because it would lead to the loss of a LGBT+ nightclub as well as harming conservation areas and the character and appearance of the locality.

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Appeal: Equestrian proposal in green belt goes under starter’s orders

An equestrian building within the Metropolitan Green Belt at Hatfield has secured outline planning permission after an inspector decided the proposal was appropriate development.

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Appeal: Inspector allows Norfolk fitness studio to meet rural need

Planning permission has been granted for the change of use of a redundant agricultural building to a fitness studio at a farm in Norfolk after an inspector found it met a local need.

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Appeal: Courier business wins appeal for storage building on Essex farm

Planning permission has been granted to a courier business for a storage building on a farm in Essex after an inspector found that it would not unacceptably harm the area or highway safety.

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Appeal: Milton Keynes open space allowed to change to garden

The change of use of council-owned land to a garden has been allowed in Milton Keynes after an inspector ruled that the move would not be an unacceptable loss of open space.

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Enforcement: Enforcement notices upheld over South Downs swimming pool

Five appeals – four of them against enforcement notices – have been dismissed over the change of use of land and introduction of a swimming pool at a property in the South Downs National Park.

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Appeal: Aberdeenshire ordered to pay full costs for unreasonable refusal of homes

Aberdeenshire Council acted unreasonably in refusing a scheme to build 121 homes and must pay an appellant’s full costs, a reporter has decided.

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Appeal: Wokingham flats plan dismissed for harming conservation area

A residents association’s plan to build eight flats in Wokingham has been turned down for its impact on a conservation area and for not supplying enough evidence to assess its impact on a special protection area (SPA).

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Appeal: Agricultural business wins appeal on green belt site

Retrospective planning permission has been granted for a temporary polytunnel, greenhouse and chicken coop on the Nottinghamshire green belt after an inspector found the structures were for agricultural use.

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Appeal: Cotswold homes plan breaches settlements policy and neighbours’ privacy

A plan to build 62 homes on land near Kempsford has been refused for contravening a local authority’s settlements policy and for its impact on neighbours.

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Appeal: Suffolk homes scheme rejected for harm to landscape and ancient church

An outline planning application to build 160 homes near Stowmarket has been refused owing to its impact on the Suffolk landscape and a grade I listed church.

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Appeal: East Renfrewshire funeral parlour refusal overturned by reporter

An empty pub and restaurant in the green belt at Barrhead can be converted into a funeral parlour after a reporter decided that it would not cause congestion.

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Appeal: Former omnibus depot redevelopment given green light in West London

A former Victorian omnibus depot for stabling horses can be demolished and a five-storey replacement in West London can go ahead after an inspector overturned the refusal by councillors despite officers’ approval.

https://www.theplanner.co.uk/decision/appeal-former-omnibus-depot-redevelopment-given-green-light-in-west-london

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Appeal: Bracknell care home scheme would not harm its location

Planning permission has been granted for a residential care home in Bracknell, Berkshire, after an inspector concluded that the scheme would not harm future living conditions or the character and appearance of the area.

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Appeal: Inspector upholds Cornwall flats rejection

Cornwall County Council’s rejection of a scheme to build 11 flats on an industrial estate in Perranporth has been upheld after an inspector found that it would not safeguard nearby businesses.

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Appeal: Inspector upholds refusal of eight telephone kiosks in Nottingham

A total of eight appeals against Nottingham City Council’s refusal to allow the installation of telephone kiosks have been dismissed by an inspector.

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Appeal: Hythe retirement flat scheme rejected on heritage impact

Plans to demolish a former police station and build 35 retirement flats in Hythe have been rejected because of their harmful effect on the character and appearance of the area and its heritage assets.

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Appeal: Mobile home allowed on proposed Newbury pig farm

A mobile home can be sited on a proposed pig farm near Newbury for three years after an inspector decided that the business is likely to remain viable in the longer term.

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