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Appeals round-up: Caithness wind turbines will not overwhelm landscape; Non-industrial use allowed for ‘Riverside Opportunity Area’

Planning appeals

A round-up of appeal decisions: 28 January-6 February, 2017

Caithness wind turbines will not overwhelm landscape

Permission has been given for the erection of three wind turbines in Dunbeath, Caithness, after a reporter concluded that the landscape could accommodate the turbines without causing unacceptable harm.

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Special circumstances not proved for Walsall solar farm proposal

Communities secretary Sajid Javid has refused permission for a 3.6 megawatt solar farm in Aldridge, Walsall, after ruling that the harm to the green belt was not outweighed by the scheme’s benefits.

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Non-industrial use allowed for ‘Riverside Opportunity Area’

An inspector has allowed the change of use of part of an existing warehouse at Creekmouth in Barking to banqueting facilities and storage, despite the area being allocated as employment land within a Strategic Industrial Location in the London Plan.

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Localised landscape impact does not preclude Kent homes

The development of 30 homes has been approved for the village of Yalding in Kent after an inspector judged that the limited landscape impact of the scheme was outweighed by its benefits to housing supply in the area.

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Flintshire housing need sees 56 homes approved

An inspector has approved the development of 56 homes in Higher Kinnerton, Flintshire, after assessing that a lack of a plan-led solution to increasing housing supply meant that development outside settlement limits was justified.

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