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Appeals round-up: Industrial development at Meridian Water site approved; Go-ahead for Walpole St Andrew solar farm

A round-up of appeal decisions: 12 September-18 September, 2015

One industrial development approved and two refused within Meridian Water site

One appeal has been approved and two refused for industrial developments on the Stonehill Industrial Estate, after all three were turned down by Enfield Council. The proposals, made by developer LaSalle Investment Management, are all for sites within the Meridian Water Masterplan (MWM) – the framework for a regeneration project representing a possible £1.5 billion in investment opportunities.

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Residential development approved at Pencaitland, East Lothian

A residential development of up to 120 homes has been approved for a site in Pencaitland, East Lothian, against the decision of East Lothian Council. The council originally refused the proposal, submitted by Gladman Development Ltd, because it was contrary to part of the council’s Housing Land Supply: Interim Planning Guidance in that it did not contain a “robust defensible boundary” on its southern side.

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Solar farm approved for Walpole St Andrew, Norfolk

Developer Elgin Energy Esco Ltd has been granted permission for a 30 megawatt solar photovoltaic facility in Norfolk, against the decision of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council. The development will produce up to 27,750,000 kilowatt hours, the equivalent of the electricity supply to 7,000 homes.

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124 homes approved for Crewe

Against the decision of Cheshire East Council, 124 homes - including 38 affordable units - have been approved for a site in Crewe. Developer WCE Properties Ltd (now Tesni Properties Ltd), has been granted permission to develop the housing site by inspector Terry Phillimore after the council was found to have overestimated its ability to deliver a five-year housing supply.

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41 new homes approved for former Huddersfield village green site

Inspector Matthew Birkinshaw has granted the appeal for 41 new homes and associated works to be built in Huddersfield after Kirklees Metropolitain Borough Council failed to give notice within the prescribed decision period. The council originally opposed the proposal, submitted by developer Prospect Estates Ltd, because of a “lack of affordable housing and sufficient information relating to biodiversity and ecology”.

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