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Appeals round-up: Ammonia from poultry droppings could harm protected heath; Mechanical ventilation justifies Luton GPDO conversion

Words: Matt Moody
Planning appeals

A round-up of planing appeals: 10 October-16 October, 2020

Ammonia from poultry droppings could harm protected heath

Plans for a free range egg production unit in Shropshire have been blocked by an inspector, who cited European case law in taking a precautionary approach to the impact of ammonia from poultry droppings on a nearby special area of conservation (SAC).

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Mechanical ventilation justifies Luton GPDO conversion

Plans to convert an office in Luton into 22 flats under permitted development rules that would subject occupants to 'occasional unacceptable noise' without mitigation have been allowed, after the appellant proposed a mechanical ventilation system.

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125-home scheme 'not part of development strategy'

A developer's plans to build 125 homes on the edge of a village in the Ribble Valley have been blocked, after an inspector found unacceptable conflict with the council's spatial strategy that outweighed the scheme's benefits.

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Safety of innovative hand-built tyre house not demonstrated

An inspector has refused retrospective permission for a ‘charming’ off-grid Fenland home built from worn-out tyres by hand despite noting that the decision would interfere with the appellant’s human rights, citing concerns over the building’s safety.

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£50m Southend leisure complex wins inspector’s approval

Plans to build a major leisure complex on a council-owned car park near the Southend seafront can go ahead after an inspector decided that the scheme’s economic benefits outweighed its conflict with the local development plan.

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Green light for £110m stadium project in west Belfast

Infrastructure minister Nichola Mallon MLA has recommended planning approval for a new 34,578-capacity stadium at Casement Park in west Belfast.

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Steelworks-adjacent housing rejected again

Plans to build 90 homes next to a major steelworks in Corby that can operate 24 hours a day have been rejected after the appellant failed to address concerns that saw its earlier application for 167 homes on the same site thrown out in June.

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