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Appeals round-up: Appeal leads to stricter condition for holiday let; 12-storey block of flats allowed outside ‘tall building zone’

Words: Matt Moody
Planning appeals

A round-up of planning appeals: 21 July-27 July, 2018.

Appeal leads to stricter condition for holiday let

An inspector has allowed an appellant’s application to remove a planning condition prohibiting the residential use of a holiday cottage in Rutland – only to replace it with a more strictly worded condition.

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12-storey block of flats allowed outside ‘tall building zone’

An inspector has approved a block of 181 flats rising to 12 storeys in Ilford, East London, that would be notably taller than existing buildings in the area, ruling that the scheme’s design would ‘respond well to the constraints of the site’.

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'Alternative school' caretaker refused horsebox accommodation consent

An inspector has refused an application to use a horsebox in the grounds of a 'radical educational project' near Stroud as accommodation for a caretaker, despite reports of vandalism.

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Council must pay costs for blocking pontoon extension scheme

Eastleigh Borough Council must pay costs for refusing plans to extend three existing pontoons at a popular boatyard on the River Hamble, after an inspector found it had failed to submit any objective analysis or evidence.

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15 bedsits in seaside guest house would be 'over-intense'

Plans to convert a former guesthouse in Clacton-on-Sea into 15 bedsits have been refused, after an inspector found that lack of private amenity space would lead to unacceptable living conditions.

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Outcry over historic ceiling demolition ‘influenced council decision’

Bristol City Council was ‘markedly influenced’ by public anger over a developer’s destruction of a 17th century ceiling in determining a proposal to convert the same building into student flats, an inspector has ruled, and must pay full costs.

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Brokenshire overrules inspector in light of neighbourhood plan

Housing secretary James Brokenshire has rejected an inspector’s recommendation and refused outline permission for 120 homes near Benson, Oxfordshire, after considering a nearby neighbourhood plan.

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Residential conversion of listed London police station blocked

A plan to convert the grade II listed Wealdstone Police Station into nine flats was refused after an inspector upheld six of the council’s 10 reasons for refusal.

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Green wedge fears halt 185-home Leicestershire scheme

Plans for a 185-home extension to the village of Bosworth, Leicestershire, have been blocked after an inspector found unacceptable harm to the function of the green wedge of which the appeal site forms part.

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