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31/08/2018

Appeals round-up: Approval for climbing school in Hammersmith railway arches; Cornwall Council must pay costs for inconsistent decisions

Words: Roger Milne
Planning appeals

A round-up of planning appeals: 25 August-31 August, 2018.

Approval for climbing school in Hammersmith railway arches

Plans to convert four railway arches in West London into an indoor and outdoor climbing centre and school can go ahead, after an inspector dismissed concerns over noise and parking.

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Cornwall Council must pay costs for inconsistent decisions

An award of costs has been made against Cornwall Council for approving a home in Greenbottom, near Truro, during the course of an appeal in which it posited that Greenbottom is not a settlement and therefore unsuitable for new housing.

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Inspector overrules structural engineer’s advice on derelict barn

Plans to convert a derelict barn in the Forest of Dean into a home would be ‘tantamount to a new dwelling’, an inspector has ruled, despite a structural engineer’s opinion that no ‘major demolition and subsequent rebuilding’ would be required.

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Enforcement notice against 'cramped' garage studio upheld

An inspector has upheld an enforcement notice against a garage in Harrow that was converted into a studio flat, for its 'failure to provide a reasonable standard of accommodation.

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Inspector finds elegance in simple form of Brentford flats

Plans for nine flats adjacent to the M4 motorway can go ahead despite the council's air quality and noise concerns, after an inspector approved of the scheme's 'simple' design.

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45-home scheme would undermine garden suburb plans

An inspector has rejected plans for 45 homes near Heybridge, Essex, ruling that the scheme would undermine the council’s wider plans for the strategic North Heybridge Garden Suburb development.

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Shortage of temporary accommodation in London justifies hostel

An inspector has approved plans for a five-storey hostel in Brent despite a technical conflict with the local plan, citing the city-wide shortage of hostel accommodation that has seen councils forced to place homeless people in costly hotels.

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Scottish ministers overrule council to allow 12 wind turbines

Plans for 12 large wind turbines in the Scottish borders area can go ahead despite the local council's unanimous vote against the scheme, after its decision was overturned by the Scottish ministers.

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County council intervention prevents care home redevelopment

An inspector has rejected plans to replace a Chichester care home with six houses, citing figures that project an increase in the number of people suffering from dementia.

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