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22/03/2019

Appeals round-up: Abbey Road Studios advert plan fails to come together; Haringey place of worship appeal dismissed for harming employment land

Words: Huw Morris
Planning appeals

A round-up of planning appeals: 16 March-22 March, 2019

Abbey Road Studios advert plan fails to come together

An appeal by the world-famous Abbey Road Studios against Westminster City Council’s refusal of an internally illuminated advertisement has been rejected by an inspector.

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Haringey place of worship appeal dismissed for harming employment land

An inspector has dismissed an appeal for the retrospective change of use of a North London industrial unit into a place of worship after finding the move unacceptably harmed the provision of employment land.

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Hackney enforcement notice on property’s extensions quashed

A London Borough of Hackney enforcement notice against front and rear extensions on a property has been quashed and planning permission granted.

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Inspector scraps permitted development condition on green belt scheme

Three homes can be built in the green belt at Earlswood after an inspector overturned a disputed condition on permitted development rights for future occupiers.

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Statutory declaration wins permitted development at Hornchurch office

Offices on the site of a Hornchurch building can be converted into two flats under permitted development after an inspector accepted a statutory declaration about their use in the past.

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‘Unorthodox’ family homes allowed in Worthing

An inspector has granted planning permission for a pair of semi-detached, three-storey homes in Worthing despite describing the scheme as ‘a little unorthodox’.

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Inspector allows repair and conversion of Ross-on-Wye historic building

The repair and refurbishment of a former Bake House in Ross-on-Wye will go ahead after an inspector accepted that it could be converted into use for holiday lettings.

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Northumberland holiday cottages rejected as unsustainable

Northumberland County Council’s rejection of plans for seven holiday cottages and one manager’s cottage in the hamlet of Guyzance has been upheld after an inspector ruled that the scheme would not be sustainable tourism or leisure development.

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Inspector rejects flats proposal for Crawley business park

Outline planning permission for 80 flats at a Crawley business park has been refused after an inspector ruled the proposal breached neighbourhood principles and the local plan.

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Bristol shisha bar ordered to take down timber structures

A Bristol City Council enforcement notice ordering the removal of unauthorised timber structures outside a shisha bar has been upheld with linked appeals for planning permission and listed building consent also dismissed.

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Sports field wins approval after passing environmental assessment

Plans to extensively remodel a school sports field in Crowthorne into an all-weather facility accommodating football, rugby and cricket have been approved after an inspector carried out an ‘appropriate assessment’ of the scheme’s environmental implications.

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Highway safety and harm to location scupper South Somerset homes plan

Outline planning permission for 56 homes at a South Somerset rural centre have been rejected because of the potential harm to the area and ‘unacceptable’ impact on highway safety.

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North Somerset homes plan falls foul of settlement strategy

Outline planning permission for up to 25 homes near the village of Churchill, North Somerset, have been rejected after an inspector ruled that the proposal would not accord with a local authority’s settlement strategy.

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Peterborough hit for six on bus shelter adverts

Peterborough City Council has lost six appeals against its refusal of a series of digital advertising panels on bus shelters.

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Inspector rules that Cambridgeshire village development is not ‘isolated’

Outline planning permission has been granted to build four homes on land at the village of Murrow, Cambridgeshire, after an inspector decided that the development did not constitute ‘isolated’ homes.

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Inspector allows separate appeals for Birmingham bedsits to increase size

Planning permission has been granted to two Birmingham landlords of houses in multiple occupation (HMO) after they separately successfully appealed to increase the number of bedrooms in their respective properties.

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Mobile homes plan allowed to boost Wiltshire farm expansion

Planning permission has been granted for the temporary siting of three mobile homes as agricultural accommodation and a farm office in Wiltshire.

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Homes appeal rejected for impact on grade 1 listed church

Outline planning permission for 25 homes at Wymeswold near Loughborough has been rejected because it would cause significant harm to the character and appearance of the area – in particular a grade I listed church.

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Green belt homes scheme wins approval for causing limited harm

Plans to build 36 homes after demolishing industrial buildings, stables and an apartment at a farm in the green belt at Waltham Abbey have been granted permission.

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