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15/04/2016

Appeals round-up: Clark backs second New Forest solar farm refusal; Six-turbine wind farm refused in Ballymena

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

Clark backs second New Forest solar farm refusal

Communities secretary Greg Clark has agreed with an inspector’s decision to refuse a 5 mega-watt solar farm in Exbury, within the New Forest National Park.

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Six-turbine wind farm refused in Ballymena

A commissioner has dismissed an appeal over a six-turbine 13.8 megawatt wind farm proposed for a site at Ballymena near Slemish Mountain, Northern Ireland, after concluding that the scheme would have an adverse effect on the landscape and the amenity of local residents.

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Historic landscape does not warrant protection from housing development

Barratt Homes North Midlands has been granted permission to develop 100 homes in Burton-upon-Trent, South Derbyshire, after an inspector ruled that the historic interest of the appeal site was outweighed by the council’s lack of five-year housing land supply.

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Evishagaran wind turbines can be suitably absorbed into landscape

Fourteen wind turbines have been allowed at the townlands of Evishagaran and Cruckanim, near Dungiven in Northern Ireland, after a commissioner decided that the turbines could be accommodated in the landscape of the Sperrins Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (SAONB).

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Green wedge concept argued to be inconsistent with NPPF

An inspector has refused a scheme for 125 houses in Spondon, Derby, ruling that the scheme’s benefits were outweighed by the ‘lasting damage’ to the long-standing social and environmental objective of enhancing the character of the city of Derby with ‘green wedges’.

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Uncertainty over council’s housing shortfall sees 60 Devon homes approved

Permission has been granted for the development of 60 dwellings in the village of Uffculme, Devon, after an inspector disagreed with Mid Devon District Council’s methods for establishing a five-year housing land supply.

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Zero carbon homes do not comply with planning guidance

An inspector has supported Maldon District Council’s decision to refuse planning permission for five ‘fully sustainable’ ‘Code 6’ zero carbon homes in Essex, after finding that the sustainability aims proposed were not enforceable in line with new government planning guidance.

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Poultry shed would not lead to more smells

Permission has been granted for a poultry shed in Orston, Nottingham, after an inspector determined that the development’s placement in conjunction with an existing poultry farm would not lead to an unacceptable increase in odour.

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