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15/07/2016

Appeals round-up: Clark awards temporary permission for gypsy site in green belt; Blackshaw turbines would jar with existing wind farm landscape

Planning appeals

A round-up of appeal decisions: 9 July-15 July, 2016

Clark awards temporary permission for gypsy site in green belt

Former communities secretary Greg Clark has disagreed with an inspector’s decision to grant planning permission for a permanent Romany Gypsy site in Dagnall, in South Bedfordshire, finding that protection of the green belt meant that temporary permission was appropriate.

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Blackshaw turbines would jar with existing wind farm landscape

A reporter has refused permission for a six-turbine wind farm at Blackshaw Farm in West Kilbride as the scheme would be discordant with an existing wind farm.

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Rail/road freight interchange would harm ‘very sensitive’ green belt

Former communities secretary Greg Clark has supported an inspector’s decision to refuse permission for a rail/road freight interchange in Slough, because of the harm it would inflict on a sensitive area of green belt and to the strategic gap between Slough and London.

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Curling rink barn extension ruled excessive for countryside

The English Curling Association has been refused permission to extend an agricultural barn in Warfield, Bracknell, to create a curling rink, after an inspector took issue with the scheme’s appropriateness in the countryside and impact on the living conditions of nearby occupiers.

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Northwich housing could harm protected species

An inspector has upheld Cheshire West and Chester Council’s decision to refuse the development of 27 houses in Lostock Gralam, Northwich, after finding that the scheme failed tests related to the protection of European Protected Species (ESP).

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Community centre change of use will not cause parking stress

Permission has been granted for the change of use of the ground floor of a vacant commercial premises in Dagenham to a local community/cultural centre/place of worship (use class D1), after an inspector ruled that the proposal would not affect the safe operation of the highway.

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Soho cocktail bar change of use will not erode retail character

An inspector has quashed an enforcement notice calling for the cease in operation of a basement cocktail bar on Beak Street in London, after finding that the bar has minimal effects on the living conditions of nearby residential occupiers or the retail character of the area.

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