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Appeals round-up: Green light for Harrogate homes in new urban area; Poor design scuppers Enfield flats proposal; Care homes plan would not harm area's character

Words: Huw Morris
Planning appeals

A round-up of planning appeals: 3 August-7 August, 2020

Change of use appeals fail to capture grade II listed military hospital

Two appeals for the change of use of a former military hospital in Dorchester to a residential development have been refused because the proposal would cause unacceptable harm to a grade II listed building.

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Lancashire moorings plan rejected for biodiversity annd rural harm

A proposal to create moorings alongside the Lancaster Canal at Carnforth has been dismissed for harming biodiversity, the area’s rural character and the appearance of the countryside.

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West Devon shepherd hut fails on sustainable transport options

A plan to build a shepherd’s hut for holiday let in the countryside near a West Devon village has been dismissed for failing to meet a range of sustainability requirements.

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Inspector upholds enforcement notice limiting helicopter flight hours

An enforcement notice limiting the hours a helicopter company can fly from its Leicestershire base has been upheld.

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Green light for Harrogate homes as new urban area emerges

Planning permission has been granted for 46 homes in Harrogate after an inspector found the scheme would fit in with neighbouring development and not harm the area’s character and appearance.

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Brighton telecommunications mast allowed on visual grounds

Plans to replace a telecommunications mast in Brighton with an installation more than five metres higher have been granted planning permission after an inspector decided it would not harm the character or appearance of the area.

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Enfield flats proposal rejected for poor roof design

A proposal for a three-storey residential block in Southgate, North London, has been rejected after an inspector found its roof design would harm a conservation area.

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Inspector allays amenity concerns to allow Scunthorpe café proposal

Planning permission has been granted for the change of use from retail to a café and takeaway in Scunthorpe after the proposal was judged not to harm local amenity.

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Dorset holiday let can change use on occupancy grounds

A holiday let at a Dorset farm can be changed into a permanent home after an inspector decided that future occupants could access the site and local services without using private motor vehicles.

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Inspector backs Surrey care homes on character and heritage grounds

Planning permission has been granted for the demolition and redevelopment of a site in Bagshot, Surrey, to build extra care apartments after an inspector decided it would not harm the area’s character and heritage assets.

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Split decision on Cardiff property conversion

Plans to convert a Cardiff property into a house of multiple occupation (HMO) with a ground floor extension have been given a split decision.

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