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16/12/2016

Appeals round-up: Henfield homes refused despite quashing of neighbourhood plan; Lack of evidence sees kennels' lawful use refused

Planning appeals

A round-up of appeal decisions: 10 December-16 December, 2016

Henfield homes refused despite quashing of neighbourhood plan

Communities secretary Sajid Javid has refused permission for 72 residential units at the former Standgate Nurseries site in Henfield, Sussex, after judging that the recent quashing of the Henfield Neighbourhood Plan (NP) did not damage Horsham District Council’s housing supply position.

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Change-of-use would spark decline in town centre retail function

Permission has been refused for the change-of-use of a retail unit in Largs, Ayrshire, to class 2 (financial and professional), after a reporter concluded that approval of the appeal would be detrimental to the wider retail function of the town centre.

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Noise restrictions would harm business

Permission has been refused for 72 dwellings in Chard, Somerset, after an inspector concluded that the noise restrictions necessary to make the development acceptable would unduly harm an adjacent manufacturing business.

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Sash-window removal harms conservation area

Retrospective permission has been refused for the replacement of original sash windows with PVC double-glazed units on a building of flats in Gloucester, after an inspector judged that the change would have a cumulative negative effect on the Southgate Street Conservation Area (CA).

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Lack of evidence sees kennels' lawful use refused

A reporter has denied an application for a certificate of lawful use for the use of an outbuilding in Mossend, Gorebridge, as boarding kennels, after judging there to be insufficient evidence regarding the historic use of the building.

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Sustainable development presumption not applicable for Yoxall homes

Permission has been refused for a 170-dwelling scheme in Yoxall, Burton upon Trent, after an inspector judged that the degree to which the scheme conflicted with the local and neighbourhood plan was insurmountable.

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Replacement dwelling allowed despite building mystery

A replacement dwelling has been allowed in place of an existing building in Downpatrick, Northern Ireland, despite some contention over whether the building was formerly in use as a dwelling.

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