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Appeals round-up: Hazardous mining gases pose threat to bus depot; DCLG backs Banbury housing scheme

A round-up of appeal decisions: 4 December - 11 December, 2015

Hazardous mining gases pose threat to bus depot

A condition requiring the submission of a scheme to protect buildings from the ingress of gas from former mine workings has been enforced at an Arriva/British Bus Properties Bus depot in Ashington, Northumberland.

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DCLG backs Banbury housing scheme despite neighbourhood plan conflict

The Department for Communities and Local Government has supported an inspector’s decision to grant outline planning permission for 54 homes plus public open space and associated works in Hook Norton, Banbury, after ruling that the extent to which the scheme conflicted with the Hook Norton Neighbourhood Plan (HNNP) was “limited”.

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Housing development necessary for retention of football club

Outline planning permission has been granted for 23 apartments on land belonging to Dundela Football Club in Belfast, after a commissioner accepted that the scheme was necessary to alleviate the club’s debts and retain the community benefits it offers.

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Lack of adequate housing supply sees Yorkshire homes approved

Gladman Developments has been granted planning permission for up to 175 homes in the North Yorkshire village of Easingwold after an inspector found that Hambleton District Council was unable to demonstrate a five-year housing supply.

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Rainham homes approved despite conflict with ALLI

Permission has been given for 90 homes in Rainham, Kent, despite an inspector finding that the development would harm the Gillingham Riverside Area of Local Landscape Importance (ALLI).

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270-home scheme approved in Stratford-upon-Avon

Outline permission has been granted for 270 dwellings, public open space and associated works in Stratford-upon-Avon after an inspector ruled that the social and economic benefits of the scheme outweighed the loss of best and most versatile (BMV) land.

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