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Appeals round-up: Animal welfare a factor in allowing rural house; 'Gloomy' flat conversion rejected

Words: Huw Morris
Planning appeals

A round-up of planning appeals: 24 October-30 October, 2020

Inspector cites animal welfare as key factor in allowing rural house

An appeal to build a poultry manager’s house at a farm in Nottinghamshire has been allowed after an inspector decided there was an essential need for a rural worker in the location.

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Inspector rejects 'gloomy' flat conversion in Waltham Cross

A proposal to convert a mixed-use Waltham Cross property into two flats has been rejected after an inspector found the scheme would be ‘underlit and gloomy’ and create poor-quality accommodation.

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Enforcement notice upheld on Fulham Road wedding business

An enforcement notice against a wedding gift business over the change of use of a premises on London’s Fulham Road from residential to a showroom has been upheld.

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Guildford student scheme rejected for loss of designated employment land

Plans to redevelop a site at Guildford Business Park into a student complex have been rejected after an inspector decided the scheme would be an unacceptable loss of employment space.

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Lidl retail store approved despite conflict with Wirral plan

Planning permission has been granted for a retail store in a designated industrial area in Bromborough despite its conflict with the development plan.

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Change of use to place of worship allowed on Greenwich industrial estate

An inspector has allowed an appeal and granted permission for premises on a Greenwich industrial estate to be temporarily changed into a place of worship for 15 months.

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Absence of affordable homes forces rejection of North Yorkshire scheme

A proposal to build 14 homes in North Yorkshire has been dismissed after an inspector decided the scheme should have met a local allocations plan for providing affordable homes.

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Ilford house in multiple occupation fails living conditions

A proposal for a change of use to an Ilford house in multiple occupation for six people to a larger property for 16 occupants has been refused after an inspector decided that it would harm the living conditions of neighbours.

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North Yorkshire pub calls last orders before home conversion

Planning permission has been granted to change the use of a village pub to a home in North Yorkshire after an inspector decided that the business was no longer viable.

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Inspector refuses Somerset village homes for failing 'tilted balance'

Planning permission has been refused for seven homes at the edge of a Somerset village after an inspector ruled the 'tilted balance' showed the scheme’s harm significantly outweighed its benefits.

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