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27/05/2016

Appeals round-up: Clark refuses third green belt solar farm; Scottish self-build plots would pre-empt local plan

Planning appeals

A round-up of appeal decisions: 21 May-27 May, 2016

Clark refuses third green belt solar farm

Communities secretary Greg Clark has refused permission for a solar farm in Frodsham, Cheshire, finding that the harm to the green belt would outweigh the benefits of the scheme.

The Planner

Scottish self-build plots would pre-empt local plan

Fourteen self-build plots for residential dwellings have been refused in Orbiston, Bellshill, after a reporter concluded that the scheme would harm the green belt and be premature to an emerging local plan.

The Planner

Clark reconsiders 550 Ingleby Barwick homes decision

Communities secretary Greg Clark has supported an inspector’s decision to grant planning permission for 550 homes and a new local centre in Ingleby Barwick, Stockton-on-Tees, after finding that the development would not compromise the separation between two settlements.

The Planner

Church extension will not affect congestion

St Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Church in London is to receive a lower ground-floor extension to provide library archive and storage, against the decision of the council of the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea.

The Planner

Carlisle wind turbine would not harm residential amenity

Communities secretary Greg Clark has approved an application for the erection of one wind turbine plus ancillary development in Great Orton, Carlisle, after deciding that the community's concerns about residential amenity and noise impact had been properly addressed.

The Planner

Loss of BMV land contributes to solar farm refusal

Communities secretary Greg Clark has backed an inspector’s refusal of a solar farm and associated works in Hutton, Essex, owing in part to the scheme’s use of best and most versatile (BMV) land.

The Planner

Clark rules Worcestershire solar farm inappropriate for green belt

Communities secretary Greg Clark has supported an inspector’s decision to reject a proposal for a 8.94 megawatt solar farm in Upton Warren, Worcestershire, as the scheme’s contribution to renewable energy targets were not enough to outweigh its harm to the West Midlands Green Belt.

The Planner

160 Buckinghamshire homes would ‘respect historic environment’

Gladman Developments has been given permission to develop 160 homes on land just outside the settlement boundaries of the village of Longwick, after an inspector found that the proposal would be sympathetic to the historic environment of the area.

The Planner

Non-agricultural use fears are ‘immaterial’ to appeal decision

A proposal for an agricultural building including changes to allow for livestock to be kept has been approved in Tiverton, Devon, despite North Devon District Council’s concerns that the appellant had not put forward a convincing case for the building’s use.

The Planner

Children’s play area would not harm residential privacy

The change of use of part of a garden to a children’s play area has been approved in Yarm, Cleveland, after a reduction in the height of the site led an inspector to conclude that it would not cause unacceptable overlooking of adjacent homes.

The Planner

120 homes approved for Scottish green belt

Gladman Developments has been given permission to develop 120 homes – including 25 per cent affordable homes – in Dalkeith, Scotland, after a reporter concluded that the level of housing need in the area justified development on green belt land.

The Planner

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