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Appeals round-up; Housing development would make best use of historic site; Bidford-on-Avon homes approved despite open space loss

Planning appeals

A round-up of appeal decisions: 18 June-24 June, 2016

Housing development would make best use of historic site

Permission has been given for the development of 155 residential units and community allotments on land previously associated with the manor house Sudbrooke Holme, in Lincolnshire, after an inspector took issue with the council’s reliance on figures within a draft local plan to demonstrate a five-year housing supply.

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Bidford-on-Avon homes approved despite open space loss

Miller Homes has been given permission to develop 200 dwellings in Bidford-on-Avon, after an inspector ruled that the extent to which the scheme would reduce recreational open space was not so great as to preclude development.

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Eco lodge would thwart SLA and green wedge aims

An inspector has refused permission for an ‘eco’ holiday lodge in Ingleby Barwick, Stockton-on-Tees, after ruling that the presence of a built structure in this Special Landscape Area (SLA) did not render the development appropriate.

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130 Wiltshire homes help meet housing need

Permission has been granted for up to 130 homes in the town of Calne in Wiltshire, after Wiltshire Council conceded that use of greenfield land was inevitable to meet the housing need for the area.

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Learning Resource Centre would complement World Heritage Site

A proposal to demolish an existing building and erect a Learning Resource Centre has been accepted for a site in the centre of the Durham City Conservation Area (CA) and the Durham Castle and Cathedral World Heritage Site (WHS).

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Need not proved for rural workers dwelling

Permission for the retention of an existing log cabin and erection of a new ‘equestrian dwelling-house’ has been refused, as an inspector determined that the development did not meet the special circumstances to override the need to avoid isolated new homes in the countryside outlined in the National Planning Policy Framework.

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Blunsdon housing development would help create a mixed community

An inspector has approved the erection of up to 69 dwellings in the village of Blunsdon, Swindon, saying the scheme would provide a valuable contribution to much-needed housing supply and help to create a more mixed community.

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