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Appeals round-up: Glazed extension to 16th century manor house refused; Canine day crèche refused on employment land

Words: Matt Moody
Planning appeals

A round-up of planning appeals: 7 April-13 April, 2018

Glazed extension to 16th century manor house refused

An inspector has refused permission for a glass and stone extension to a grade II* listed Oxfordshire manor house, calling the design ‘uncompromisingly contemporary’.

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Canine day crèche refused on employment land

An inspector has refused plans to use a vacant industrial unit in Stevenage as a canine day crèche because of the need for employment land identified in the emerging local plan.

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‘Quirky’ alterations to listed Clerkenwell building refused

An inspector has turned down plans to restore and extend a grade II listed building in Clerkenwell in London, ruling that the scheme's ‘quirky’ design contradicted ‘clear guidance’ published by Islington Borough Council.

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Modern design preferred to ‘unconvincing’ period style for replacement home

An inspector has approved a replacement home in an East Sussex conservation area characterised by Victorian homes, ruling that its contemporary design would avoid the ‘unconvincing replication of features belonging to a different period of architecture’.

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Summerhouse allowed on top of culverted river

An inspector has approved a prefabricated summer house with concrete base on top of a covered river in Bromley, South London, despite the Environmental Agency’s advice to restrict development nearby.

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Javid allows 180 homes near AONB following High Court defeat

The housing secretary has approved 180 homes between an AONB and ancient woodland in Gloucestershire, after his earlier decision was quashed by the High Court for ‘procedural unfairness’.

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Ex-paper bag factory scheme approved despite costs ruling

Despite securing permission for the mixed-use redevelopment of a former Somerset factory to include extensive business space and 200 homes, a developer must pay costs for changing its position on the viability of affordable housing.

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Refusing windows would not ‘amputate’ Media Wales building

An inspector has refused a plan to add windows to the blank eastern wall of the Media Wales building in Cardiff, because it could ‘severely limit construction’ envisaged in the council's Central Square masterplan.

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Pair of private wind turbines could disrupt RAF radar 35km away

Plans for two 18m-tall wind turbines in the heart of the Fens have been refused because of their potential to cause disruption to a surveillance radar at RAF Wittering, an air force base 35km away.

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