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Appeals round-up: Approved housing will support marginally viable pub; Airbnb use for undersized flat approved

Words: Matt Moody
Planning appeals

A round-up of planning appeals: 5 September-11 September, 2020

Approved housing will support marginally viable pub

Plans to convert a marginally viable pub in Norfolk that closed in 2018 into a house were rejected by an inspector, who ruled that the 100 new homes approved for the village would “increase the need for the facility and support its viability”.

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Airbnb use for undersized flat approved

A flat formed of part of a tattoo studio in Norwich which fell short of space standards has been approved for use as an Airbnb, after an inspector ruled that it offered suitable living conditions for temporary occupation only.

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Suburban sweet shop cannot prevent car-borne customers

An inspector has refused retrospective permission for the conversion of an outbuilding in Mexborough, South Yorkshire into a sweet shop, ruling that the appellant could not guarantee that only local pedestrians would patronise it.

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Jenrick sides with Khan over Brentford regeneration scheme

In approving plans for 462 new homes in Gunnersby, the housing secretary sided with the Mayor of London, who overturned the council’s refusal of the scheme despite heritage concerns after the developer agreed to provide more affordable housing.

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Communities secretary blocks opencast mine for second time

Robert Jenrick has rejected plans for a coal mine near the Northumberland coast for a second time, citing changes to the NPPF that had been implemented since his predecessor Sajid Javid's decision to refuse permission was quashed by the High Court.

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‘Painfully out of date’ local plan criticised by inspector

In approving plans for 40 homes on countryside land near Stansted Airport, an inspector heavily criticised Uttlesford District Council’s local plan, remarking that it “had been out of date longer than it was in date”.

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Bus horn tests would disrupt residents of affordable scheme

Plans for a 100 per cent affordable brownfield housing scheme in Wakefield have been rejected after an inspector decided that noise from a neighbouring bus depot would harm the living conditions of future residents.

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