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Appeals round-up: Buckinghamshire dwellings would not be sustainable development - Javid; Consent refused for conversion of ‘at risk’ listed church

Planning appeals

A round-up of appeal decisions: 24 September-30 September, 2016

Buckinghamshire dwellings would not be sustainable development, says Javid

Communities secretary Sajid Javid has backed an inspector’s decision to refuse 42 dwellings for Great Horwood, Buckinghamshire, after finding that the scheme would not meet all the criteria of sustainable development.

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270 homes refused due to heritage impact, in light of High Court ruling

An inspector has granted permission to Junction Property Limited for 90 homes in Colne, Lancashire, but refused permission for 270 dwellings to the same developer, after finding greater weight should be given to a less than substantial impact on heritage assets in line with a recent High Court ruling.

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Veteran homes allowed despite green belt and heritage concerns

A reporter has approved the construction of two dwellings in an area of green belt in Cardross, Argyll and Bute, after determining that the scheme would not be detrimental to heritage assets in the vicinity.

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125 homes would make ‘crude’ addition to Lincolnshire village

An inspector has refused permission for 125 homes, a day nursery and a shop in Langworth, Lincolnshire, after ruling that the development would not respect the rural character of the village – despite acknowledging that West Lindsey District Council does not make adequate provision for the level of housing needed in the area in its local plan.

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Consent refused for conversion of ‘at risk’ listed church

An inspector has refused listed building consent and planning permission for the conversion of a listed former Baptist church into a residential unit in Holt, Wrexham, after finding that the changes proposed would severely damage the character of the building.

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Wildlife pond would harm natural beauty of AONB

Permission has been refused for the installation of a wildlife pond in Heyshaw, North Yorkshire, after an inspector judged that the scheme would be out of character of this area of the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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100 Essex homes allowed despite 'sufficient' housing supply

The development of 100 homes in Great Leighs, Essex, has been allowed, despite an inspector agreeing that Chelmsford City Council is able to demonstrate a five-year supply of deliverable housing land.

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Archery club shooting distances upheld despite planning jurisdiction disagreement

A condition relating to safety measures at an archery club in Sevenoaks, Kent has been judged to be NPPF compliant, despite the appellant initially arguing that the conditions in question “go beyond the role of planning”.

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