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Appeals round-up: Fourth pizza takeaway in Eltham street would add ‘vibrancy’; Historic Bletchley Park hall saved from demolition

Words: Matt Moody
Planning appeals

A round-up of planning appeals: 21 September-27 September, 2019

Fourth pizza takeaway in Eltham street would add ‘vibrancy’

An inspector has approved plans for a Papa John’s takeaway in Well Hall, Eltham, ruling that the three existing pizza takeaways on the same street ‘indicated the popularity of that type of food’.

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Historic Bletchley Park hall saved from demolition

A hall built as part of the British Second World War codebreaking operation at Bletchley Park cannot be demolished to make way for flats, after an inspector remained unpersuaded that the loss of the community facility had been justified.

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Self-build shortfall justifies departure from development plan

South Cambridgeshire District Council has had its decision to refuse nine self-build homes overturned in light of its failure to deliver enough self-build permissions despite its status as a ‘self-build vanguard authority’.

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Jenrick approves modified hazardous substances consent

In his first recovered appeal as secretary of state, Robert Jenrick has approved an application to modify and extend a hazardous substance consent near the site of the proposed Silvertown Tunnel in south-east London.

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Overshadowing caused by Vauxhall regeneration scheme 'acceptable'

A mixed-use scheme comprising three towers of up to 13 storeys can go ahead in Vauxhall, an inspector has ruled, after finding that the scheme's impact on daylight levels in existing flats and a bookshop would be ‘significant’, but not unacceptable.

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Extra housemate’s wastewater could harm Solent protection areas

An inspector has refused to allow an extra bedroom in a Portsmouth HMO on environmental grounds, despite ruling in a costs decision that the council should have approved the plans before the environmental concerns had been raised by Natural England.

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GPDO office conversion allowed despite ‘quality of life’ concerns

The conversion of an office on an industrial estate to 30 flats can go ahead even though residents would have to close their windows for ‘significant periods’ because of noise, after an inspector found no evidence that reliance on mechanical ventilation harms living conditions.

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