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Appeals round-up: Demolition of listed factory facade approved; Action against Welsh seaside adventure business upheld

Words: Matt Moody
Planning appeals

A round-up of planning appeals: 7 December-13 December, 2019

Demolition of listed factory facade approved

Demolition of a Dundee rope factory's listed facade can go ahead subject to the retention of its historic signage, after a reporter deemed it damaged beyond repair.

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Action against Welsh seaside adventure business upheld

An inspector has upheld enforcement action against an outdoor activities provider's use of a Pembrokeshire beach car park despite its use by other providers for more than 30 years, citing the appellant's portable ticket office.

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Character of supermarket car park harmed by 'Autoglass pods'

An inspector has refused retrospective permission for two prefabricated windscreen repair pods outside a supermarket in Leicester, ruling that their 'undue prominence' had harmed the character of the surrounding car park.

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Second 'paragraph 79' home approved next to RIBA award-winning project

A Leamington Spa nightclub owner has won permission to build a deconstructed, mirror-clad 'invisible house' on land adjacent to his existing award-winning home, which was completed this year after a decade-long planning battle.

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Winter wonderland appeal dismissed despite High Court success

An inspector has upheld enforcement action against a popular winter wonderland attraction at a garden centre in Clacton-on-Sea, despite the High Court having previously ruled in its favour.

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'Real and fundamental' policy clash precludes 160-home scheme

Plans for 160 homes on greenfield land in south Cambridge have been blocked, after an inspector ruled that the scheme's conflict with local spatial policy carried decisive weight in light of the council's satisfactory housing supply.

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Housing does not justify loss of unique air raid shelters

An inspector has rejected plans to build 73 homes in Halstead, Essex that would see the demolition of a unique group of Second World War-era air raid shelters, citing unacceptable heritage harm.

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