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Appeals round-up: Hair salon allowed at rural fishery; Long-time loss-making pub not necessarily unviable

Words: Matt Moody
Planning appeals

A round-up of planning appeals: 9 October-15 October, 2021

Hair salon allowed at rural fishery

Plans to convert a former shop at a rural fishery near Aldershot into permanent premises for a mobile hairdressing business have been approved by an inspector, who ruled that a sequential test was not needed.

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Long-time loss-making pub not necessarily unviable

An inspector was not satisfied that a pub in Essex which had turned a loss for eight continuous years was necessarily unviable, and refused permission for its conversion into residential use.

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Land stability concerns preclude home above train tunnel

Plans for a new home on an infill plot in a residential area of Baildon, West Yorkshire, were denied by an inspector, who was concerned about the stability of the land given the railway tunnel running beneath it.

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24-year old plan policies deemed not out of date

In refusing permission for 150 homes on countryside land near Darlington, an inspector ruled that the relevant policies in the council’s local plan were ‘broadly consistent’ with the NPPF despite being adopted in 1997.

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No replacement bowling green required from retirement scheme

A developer planning to build specialist elderly accommodation on the site of a former bowling green in Sutton Coldfield will not have to contribute towards a replacement facility, after an inspector deemed it unnecessary.

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Poultry facility’s odour would disrupt research centre

Plans for a poultry facility with a capacity for 141,000 birds have been blocked after an inspector decided that a nearby scientific research centre was not an industrial use and therefore had a higher sensitivity to odour.

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Victorian terrace’s replacement would be ‘incongruous’

Plans to demolish a row of three Victorian buildings in Islington to make way for a five-storey development were blocked by an inspector, who criticised the scheme’s ‘incongruous’ precast concrete frame.

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