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04/12/2015

Appeals round-up: Ayrshire wind turbines ruled no risk to air traffic; ‘Haunted House’ approved for Legoland Windsor

A round-up of appeal decisions: 28 November - 4 December, 2015

Ayrshire wind turbines ruled no risk to air traffic

A recalled appeal for three wind turbines in the town of Ardrossan, near Glasgow, has been allowed despite refusal by North Ayrshire Council.

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Clark backs Tonbridge solar park refusal

Communities secretary Greg Clark has upheld an inspector’s decision to refuse developer Capel Grange Solar Energy permission for a 22.3-hectare solar photovoltaic park in Tonbridge, Kent, after finding that the scheme was inappropriate for the green belt.

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‘Haunted House’ approved for Legoland Windsor

Permission has been granted for a new Haunted House attraction at the Legoland Windsor amusement park after an inspector ruled that the development would not be materially harmful to the operation of local highways.

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King’s Road cinema scheme ruled not harmful to highway safety

A mixed-use development including a cinema plus retail and residential units has been approved for Chelsea's King’s Road in London after an inspector found that construction works on the proposed basement would not adversely affect pedestrian, cycle and vehicular safety in the area.

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Earth slurry lagoon approved for Hereford farm

Permission has been granted for the construction of an earth slurry lagoon at Eastfields in Hereford, after an inspector ruled that the development was not unacceptable in relation to landscape character, pollution of aquatic environment and the conservation of minerals.

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215 homes plus local shop approved for Ludlow

Outline permission has been granted for up to 215 homes plus public open space and a convenience store in Ludlow, Shropshire, after an inspector found that the public benefits of the proposal far outweighed local objections to its impact on amenity.

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87 dwellings approved for Worcestershire Hunt site

Permission has been granted to developer David Wilson Homes (Merica) Ltd for a residential development in Fernhill Heath, Worcestershire, on 4.5 hectares of land used primarily for kennels, stables and grazing purposes by the Worcestershire Hunt.

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Storage containers ruled appropriate for rural setting

The change of use of a rural site in Wymondham, Norfolk, for the siting of storage containers has been approved - against the decision of South Norfolk Council.

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Inland leisure marina refused on ecological grounds

Permission for an inland leisure marina with up to 235 moorings on land adjacent to the Trent and Mersey Canal has been turned down after an inspector decided that insufficient evidence had been put forward to assuage concerns about the impact on the appearance of the area and on protected species and habitats.

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