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Appeals round-up: Hilltop water tank home refused for green belt harm; No 'very special circumstances' at football club without legal agreement

Words: Matt Moody
Planning appeals

A round-up of planning appeals: 7 September-13 September, 2019

Hilltop water tank home refused for green belt harm

Plans to convert a dilapidated water tank in rural Lanarkshire into an adapted home for a disabled occupant have been blocked, after a reporter called the scheme an 'unsympathetic restoration'.

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No 'very special circumstances' at football club without legal agreement

An inspector found 'very special circumstances' in considering plans for affordable homes to enable facilities improvements at Eltham Town FC, but refused permission because no legal agreement was submitted to secure the scheme's benefits.

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Cardboard 'Wikkelhouse' would harm setting of listed maritime villa

Plans to install an innovative Dutch micro-home in the grounds of a listed Dorset villa to use as holiday accommodation would harm its historic significance, an inspector has ruled.

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Flats allowed with no affordable housing in 'UK's least affordable city'

Plans to replace a vacant MOT facility in Oxford with six flats can go ahead with no affordable housing, because an inspector could not be sure that the council's affordable housing policy had not hampered housing delivery in the city.

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Nine-storey scheme would disrupt Grenfell support facility

Plans for four commercial buildings in Kensington would unacceptably disrupt visitors to a support facility for those affected by the 2017 Grenfell fire, an inspector has ruled, after the appellant failed to legally secure its proposed mitigation measures.

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30MW solar park allowed despite cholera cemetery concerns

The Welsh housing secretary has approved plans for a major solar park near Tredegar, despite concerns over harm to the setting of the country's last surviving cholera cemetery, a scheduled monument.

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Demolition order for home bought 'in good faith' quashed

An inspector has quashed enforcement action against a homeowner who purchased an unauthorised green belt home 'in good faith', ruling that upholding the notice would cause 'serious financial and personal consequences'.

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