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Appeals round-up: Design panel support justifies ‘exceptional’ home; Cul-de-sac gates would harm community cohesiveness

Words: Matt Moody
Planning appeals

A round-up of planning appeals: 25 May-31 May, 2019

Design panel support justifies ‘exceptional’ home permission

In approving plans for a detached home and artisanal metalworks in Shropshire, an inspector gave ‘great weight’ to comments from the Midland Architecture and the Designed Environment (MADE) review panel, which called the scheme ‘exceptional’.

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Cul-de-sac gates would harm community cohesiveness

An inspector has refused plans to install a gate across the entrance to a cul-de-sac of eight detached houses in Liverpool despite residents’ crime concerns, ruling that ‘segregating’ the area would harm community cohesion.

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Retrospective consent to demolish 'dangerous' chimney refused

An inspector has refused retrospective permission for the removal of a chimney in Walsall that the building's owner argued was 'dangerous and at risk of collapse', finding unacceptable harm to the character of the conservation area.

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‘Unconventional’ living claim does not excuse unauthorised use

An inspector has upheld enforcement action against a shared property in Ealing, after the appellant gave contradictory evidence under cross-examination during an inquiry.

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'Very special circumstances' in Wakefield scouts' bid for new hut

An inspector has approved plans for a new scout hut in Wakefield despite deeming it inappropriate green belt development, finding that the scheme's social benefits constituted 'very special circumstances'.

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Plans for 50 flats at struggling football club rejected

Molesey FC's plans to clear its debts by building 50 flats on land adjacent to its ground have been blocked, after an inspector found that the three-storey units would be out of character compared to the surrounding houses.

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‘High-quality design’ justifies 92-home Coventry scheme

An inspector has granted reserved matters approval for 92 homes between Coventry and Nuneaton, ruling that the scheme demonstrated ‘many of the principles of high-quality urban design’.

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