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17/06/2016

Appeals round-up: Clark refuses two solar farms in Cambridgeshire green belt; Dog grooming parlour meets rural diversification criteria

Planning appeals

A round-up of appeal decisions: 11 June-17 June, 2016

Clark refuses two solar farms in Cambridgeshire green belt

Communities secretary Greg Clark has refused appeals for a 28 megawatt (MW) and a 14 MW solar farm on land north of Dales Manor Business Park in Sawston, after finding that the appeals were at odds with both local and national green belt policy.

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Dog grooming parlour meets rural diversification criteria

The conversion of a former farm shop to a dog-grooming parlour in Maldon, Essex, has been permitted after an inspector ruled that the proposal could be considered sustainable development.

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Student accommodation would not harm character of area

A 293-room student accommodation development has been allowed in Northampton after an inspector decided that the scheme would not be at odds with surrounding housing.

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More homes approved for Edinburgh’s green belt

Miller Homes/Land Options East have been granted permission to develop 61 units of housing on green belt land at the south-east edge of Edinburgh.

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Flood risk uncertainty sees Wycombe homes refused

Gladman Developments' proposal for 170 homes in Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire, has been refused at appeal after an inspector took issue with the lack of detail surrounding flood prevention.

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Clark overturns approval of Ipswich affordable homes

Communities secretary Greg Clark has refused an application for a residential development consisting of 94 affordable homes in Ravenswood, Ipswich, after ruling that a cluster of affordable homes this size would compromise the extent to which the development could be successfully integrated into the surrounding market housing.

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Warehouse conversion would provide inadequate living space

An inspector has supported Cardiff County Council’s decision to rejects plans for the conversion of a former coach house to a two-bedroom property in Cardiff, after finding that measures to prevent overlooking would result in an insufficient level of daylight for the property.

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Professional sector not threatened by Taunton car dealership approval

Vospers Motorhouse has been granted permission for a car dealership on the edge of the Blackbrook Business Park (BPP) in Taunton, despite complaints from adjacent office occupiers that the proposal would compromise the BPP’s status as a ‘premier business park’.

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