Log in | Register
18/06/2021

Appeals round-up: Green belt dementia care home refused amid reduced demand; Conversion of greenhouse to residential use allowed under GPDO

Words: Matt Moody
Planning appeals

A round-up of planning appeals: 12 June-18 June, 2021

Green belt dementia care home refused amid reduced demand

Plans for a 74-bed specialist dementia care facility near Warrington have been blocked by an inspector, who ruled that ‘uncertainties concerning demand’ brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic needed to be taken into account.

The Planner

Conversion of greenhouse to residential use allowed under GPDO

Plans to convert a former commercial greenhouse into a home were deemed to comply with permitted development rules, an inspector has found, ruling that the ‘significant amount of work required’ was all ‘reasonably necessary’.

The Planner

Double-decker takeaway would disrupt residents

Plans to serve hot food from a double-decker bus in a Manchester car park have been rejected by an inspector, who found that ‘comings and goings from customers’ would disrupt nearby residents, despite a nearby bus stop with services until midnight.

The Planner

‘Very special circumstances’ in green belt housing scheme

An inspector has granted permission for 100 homes on green belt land straddling two authority areas in Hertfordshire, notably ruling that the ‘bleak’ housing supply of the two councils contributed to the existence of ‘very special circumstances’ that justified the scheme.

The Planner

Twin schemes approved despite design concerns

A developer’s applications to develop two separate sites in Loughton to provide a total of 424 new homes have both been improved by an inspector at a joint inquiry, notwithstanding the council’s view that the schemes were ‘generic’ and ‘lacked vision’.

The Planner

‘Passivhaus Premium’ home would meet highest standards

An inspector has approved ‘what is likely to be the first home in the country to meet the Passivhaus Premium standard’ – which requires a building to generate more energy than it consumes – despite ruling that the site was not ‘isolated'’ for the purposes of NPPF paragraph 79.

The Planner

Listed folly conversion blocked in national park

Plans to convert a ruined 80ft tower in the South Downs National Park into a home have been rejected by an inspector, who found that the scheme’s ‘extensive areas of glazing’ could affect the area’s nocturnal landscape and dark night skies.

The Planner

Tags