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24/04/2017

Appeals round-up: Housing supply prioritised in Oxford enterprise zone development; Department store's conversion to hotel would 'enhance its setting’

Planning appeals

A round-up of appeal decisions: 17 April-21 April, 2017

Housing supply prioritised in Oxford enterprise zone development

An inspector has approved plans for 75 homes in a South Oxfordshire enterprise zone after ruling that the scheme's contribution to the marginal housing supply of the area outweighed some slight harm to its landscape character.

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Department store's conversion to hotel would 'enhance its setting’

An inspector has granted permission for a 1960s department store's conversion to an 85-bedroom hotel in Romford, after ruling that the development would enhance, rather than harm, the character of the area.

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Small housing contribution outweighs harm to Grade II* listed church

An inspector has allowed plans to build two apartments which would harm the setting of a Grade II* listed church, after ruling that the provision of housing, however small, in an area with a housing supply shortfall should carry most weight.

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Rural worker's home allowed without being tied to farm

An inspector has allowed plans for a farm worker’s dwelling to go ahead without being tied to the business by a planning obligation, despite concerns it could be sold separately from the farm.

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New-build with retained façade would not harm London conservation area

Plans to demolish and replace a building whilst retaining its historic façade will go ahead after an inspector ruled the replacement building's roof design would not harm the appearance of the Harley Street conservation area in West London.

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