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04/10/2019

Appeals round-up: Extension to listed Cambridge college building approved; Alpaca fatality does not justify rural worker’s bungalow

Words: Matt Moody
Planning appeals

A round-up of planning appeals: 28 September-4 September, 2019

Extension to listed Cambridge college building approved

Plans for new facilities at Christ's College Cambridge that would involve an element of facade preservation and a glazed link to the listed existing building would not harm the surrounding conservation area, an inspector has ruled.

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Alpaca fatality does not justify rural worker’s bungalow

Plans for a farm worker’s bungalow at an alpaca farm near Warrington have been rejected after an inspector found unacceptable harm to the green belt and no ‘very special circumstances’ to justify it.

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Affordable home clustering scuppers Warwickshire scheme

An inspector has rejected plans for 130 homes on an allocated site near Warwick after taking issue with the scheme’s layout, ruling that the ‘clear and noticeable concentration’ of affordable homes proposed could cause community cohesion issues.

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‘Mistakes were made’ over countryside party house

An inspector has upheld enforcement action against the use of a 10-bedroom Georgian mansion in the Warwickshire countryside as an ‘events venue’, after finding that late-night ‘screaming, swearing and loud music’ had disturbed neighbours.

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Calls for stronger policy lead to second home approval

An inspector has discounted an emerging plan policy that prohibits holiday homes in Swanage in removing an occupancy condition on a flat, citing objectors to the policy who had, ironically, argued that it did not go far enough.

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Housing benefit records disprove landlord’s HMO claim

A Brent landlord who claimed he had converted his property into an HMO and not self-contained flats was caught out by evidence showing the high level of housing benefit he had been receiving as rent payment.

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Movable shed is a building for planning purposes

An inspector has upheld enforcement action against a moveable garden shed structure in Nottinghamshire, ruling that it was a ‘building’ for planning purposes because there was no indication that it would be moved in the future.

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