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Appeals round-up: Agricultural barn wins approval in Peak District; Design flaws torpedo Horley apartment block plan

Words: Huw Morris
Planning appeals

A round-up of planning appeals: 24 July-30 July, 2021

Outline permission granted for East Sussex housing scheme

Outline planning permission has been granted for up to 55 homes in East Sussex after an inspector found the proposal would meet housing needs and offer residents a genuine choice of transport modes.

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Agricultural barn wins approval in Peak District

Planning permission has been granted for an agricultural barn in the Peak District National Park after an inspector ruled it would fit in with its historic and cultural setting.

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Called in: Pincher backs inspector and approves Holocaust Memorial

Housing minister Christopher Pincher has backed an inspector’s recommendation and granted planning permission for the United Kingdom Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre.

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Swindon conversion rejected for staircase impact on heritage setting

Plans to redevelop a former telephone exchange in Swindon into seven apartments have been dismissed after an inspector decided a proposed external staircase would harm its setting within a conservation area and listed buildings.

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Inspector rules Reading studio flats as separate homes

A lawful development certificate (LDC) has been granted to 135 self-contained studio apartments in Reading after an inspector decided they would not be a student hall of residence.

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Major design flaws torpedo Horley apartment block plan

Plans to build a block of flats in Horley High Street have been refused for damaging the area’s character and appearance as well as being unacceptable for future occupiers’ living conditions.

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Residents’ evidence leads to quashing of Milton Keynes enforcement

An enforcement notice alleging an unauthorised change of use of public space in Milton Keynes has been quashed after an inspector considered residents’ letters and photographs alongside Google Street images.

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