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Appeals round-up: Affordable housing clause fails planning obligation tests; Community concerns addressed in York wind turbine approval

Planning appeals

A round-up of appeal decisions: 14 May-20 May, 2016

Affordable housing clause fails planning obligation tests

A clause requiring an annual financial contribution towards affordable housing has been removed from a planning obligation attached to an approved wind farm in Turriff, Aberdeenshire, after a reported concluded that the clause failed four out of five tests.

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Community concerns addressed in York wind turbine approval

Communities secretary Greg Clark has supported an inspector’s decision to allow a single turbine and ancillary works to be erected in North Newbald, York. The appeal was recovered because it relates to a proposal that raises “important or novel issues of development control and/or legal difficulties”.

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Boathouse would not be incongruent with lakeside setting

A wet dock boathouse with dayroom has been approved for Bowness-on-Windermere in the Lake District because an inspector decided that the size of the building was justifiable for its water-based recreation needs.

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School-to-residential development approved

Permission has been approved for the demolition of all school buildings at the former All Saints Roman Catholic School site in West Wickham, Bromley, and the construction of 48 dwellings.

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180 Cheshire homes would help to meet affordable housing need

Rudheath in Northwich is to get 180 new homes after an inspector found that the development would help address a shortfall in affordable housing provision in the area.

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Historic fort visitor attraction approved subject to conditions

Permission has been approved for the change of use of the grade II listed fort at St Catherine’s Island in Tenby, Wales, into a visitor attraction, despite the appellant disputing a number of imposed conditions.

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Takeaway shop refused owing to harm to residential area

An appeal for a change of use of a former office to a hot food takeaway in the village of Catrine, East Ayrshire, has been refused, as the reporter viewed that it would be detrimental to the area for reasons including odour and traffic impact.

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Denbighshire wind farm would not harm landscape

Sixteen wind turbines are to be built on a site near Brenig reservoir in Wales, after an inspector declared that the landscape impact of the proposal would be no greater than a scheme that already had consent.

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