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01/04/2021

Appeals round-up: Defective legal agreement scuppers housing despite 2.06-year supply; ‘Very special circumstances’ justify green belt gas plant

Words: Matt Moody
Planning appeals

A round-up of planning appeals: 27 March-1 April, 2021

Defective legal agreement scuppers housing despite 2.06-year supply

An inspector has rejected a developer’s plan to build 146 homes in Bradford despite the council’s significant housing supply shortfall, citing a ‘defective’ unilateral undertaking that did not secure affordable housing or drainage infrastructure provision.

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‘Very special circumstances’ justify green belt gas plant

Plans for a gas power plant in the Gloucestershire green belt that would ‘supply electricity at short notice during periods of high demand’ can go ahead, after an inspector decided that the scheme would support the transition to renewable energy.

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255-home Norfolk scheme 'not suitably located'

A developer's plans for 255 homes on the edge of Dereham have been rejected by an inspector, who found 'minimal evidence' to support the appellant's 'reservations' about the council's housing supply.

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Rule 6 party’s defence of its business persuades inspector

Plans for 134 homes next to a grade I listed events venue in Suffolk have been rejected, after the business successfully convinced an inspector that the scheme would violate the ‘agent of change principle’ at a 10-day inquiry.

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Riverside regeneration scheme's benefits outweigh WHS harm

The housing secretary has approved one of two linked regeneration schemes in Brentford after a virtual inquiry, ruling that the proposal's package of benefits outweighed 'moderate' harm to the Kew Gardens world heritage site over the river.

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Larger scheme allowed on MOL land after appeal success

A developer that saw plans to build on metropolitan open land in south London rejected five times before succeeding at appeal in 2019 has won permission for a larger scheme on the same site, after an inspector identified 'very special circumstances'.

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Classical country house fails paragraph 79's second limb

Plans for a large new home in Hampshire 'in the great classical tradition' have been rejected by an inspector, who decided that the scheme fell short of the second limb of NPPF paragraph 79(e) despite its 'exceptionally good' design.

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