Log in | Register

Appeals round-up: Hotel extension could disrupt wintering seabirds; Essex tennis club's housing plans approved

Words: Matt Moody
Planning appeals

A round-up of planning appeals: 23 May-29 May, 2020

Hotel extension could disrupt wintering seabirds

An inspector has blocked a Sunderland hotel's plan to convert its multi-storey car park into more rooms, citing potential harm to various designated nature conservation sites nearby.

The Planner

Essex tennis club's housing plans approved

Plans for housing adjacent to a tennis club in Essex that would see proceeds reinvested into the club have been allowed, after an inspector decided the scheme's benefits outweighed its spatial plan conflict.

The Planner

Bed showroom is a single unit for GPDO purposes

An inspector has refused prior approval for the change of use of three adjacent shop units that had together formed one large bed showroom into class A3 (restaurant use), citing conflict with the GPDO.

The Planner

Kensington hotel to 'super-prime' home conversion blocked

Plans to convert a five-storey former hotel near Hyde Park into a 'very large' five-bedroom luxury home have been rejected by an inspector, who found that the site could provide a 'better mix' of housing.

The Planner

Council defeated in Hackney warehouse enforcement inquiry

An inspector has granted retrospective permission for the conversion of a former warehouse in north London into studio flats after a long-running dispute, ordering the council to pay partial costs.

The Planner

'Attractive' countryside 'hub for growing business' allowed

A branded merchandise business can build a new office in the Essex countryside contrary to local policy, after an inspector ruled that the site's proximity to the A120 meant it was not isolated.

The Planner

Islington infill home 'would relate to neither neighbour'

An inspector has refused permission for a new home in a gap between two Georgian terraces in Islington despite its design by an award-winning architect, citing harm to the conservation area.

The Planner