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18/07/2019

Appeals round-up: Flats on site of burnt-out pub would be new ‘landmark’; Timber grieving canopy not inappropriate in green belt

Words: Matt Moody
Planning appeals

A round-up of planning appeals: 13 July-19 July, 2019

Flats on site of burnt-out pub would be new ‘landmark’

A development of 35 flats, three detached houses and a micro-pub on the site of a Margate pub destroyed by fire would provide a new ‘landmark building’ on the corner of two streets, an inspector has ruled.

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Timber grieving canopy not inappropriate in green belt

Plans for a 'timber octagonal canopy' to create a 'covered grieving area' at an existing crematorium in Hertfordshire can go ahead, after an inspector ruled that green belt openness need not be 'entirely unchanged' for development to be allowed.

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No 'healthy' takeaway where quarter of children are overweight

A hot food takeaway serving only ‘healthy food options’ will not be allowed in an area where one in four 11 and 12-year-olds is overweight.

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'Consistent opposition' to 1970s shopping centre regeneration dismissed

An inspector has approved the comprehensive regeneration of a 1970s shopping centre in Swanley, Kent despite 'consistent opposition' from local people, ruling that without 'decisive action', the area would continue to decline.

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270-home scheme found contrary to core strategy

An inspector has blocked plans for 270 homes on the edge of East Goscote, a village in Leicestershire, ruling that a policy directing 500 homes towards the village and others of a similar size 'clearly envisaged small-scale development'.

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'Extremely cramped' industrial estate flats refused

An inspector has refused retrospective permission for the conversion of an industrial/commercial building in Birmingham into 12 "very small" flats, noting that occupants' possessions were 'spread on the floor' due to lack of storage space.

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Notice issued against hospital over parking quashed

An inspector has sided with Royal Surrey County Hospital in a dispute over unauthorised staff parking, ruling that upholding the notice could cause patients to miss appointments and would be 'detrimental to the efficient operation of the hospital'.

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