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Appeals round-up: Inspector approves Chorley homes scheme; Split decision on Devon manor house conversion

Words: Huw Morris
Planning appeals

A round-up of planning appeals: 27 November-3 December, 2021

Inspector approves Chorley homes scheme with obligations

Planning permission has been granted for 115 homes for private rent in Lancashire after an inspector accepted the appellant’s undertaking to provide affordable housing and pay for open space.

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Inspector issues split decision on Devon manor house conversion

Plans to convert an empty grade II listed manor house in Devon have been granted listed building consent but refused planning permission after an inspector issued a split decision.

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Historic Chatham pub conversion approved to save building’s future

Planning permission has been granted for the conversion of a dilapidated listed pub in Chatham into a 10-room house of multiple occupation (HMO) after an inspector decided the proposal was the only way to save the historic building’s future.

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Inspector rejects appeal on change of use of home for children in care

An appeal for a lawful development certificate (LDC) to increase the number of children receiving care at a Willenhall property has been refused after an inspector found that the appellant failed to show that the proposal would not constitute a material change of use.

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Agricultural conversion allowed in North Yorks designated area

The conversion of an agricultural building into a home in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in North Yorkshire has secured planning permission to prevent it falling into disrepair and risking its loss.

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Inspector backs West Sussex lay-by proposal on highway safety

Planning permission has been granted for a surfaced highway lay-by on land in West Sussex after an inspector found a demonstrable need for the proposal on safety grounds.

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Listed building scheme wins appeals for not harming heritage

Planning permission and listed building consent have been granted for the demolition of modern extensions to a grade II* listed building in Lancashire after an inspector concluded that their loss would not harm the heritage asset.

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Poor design and living conditions scupper Crawley car park scheme

An outline application to redevelop a Crawley car park into a mixed-use residential and commercial scheme has been rejected after an inspector criticised its poor design and impact on the living conditions of future occupiers.

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Inspector dismisses Covid-19 fears in upholding enforcement action

An enforcement notice against a temporary office at a supported care facility in Bristol has been upheld and varied after an inspector found its harm to the area’s character outweighed the appellant’s concerns about safe working during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Essex village housing scheme wins outline permission despite plan conflict

Outline planning permission for 45 homes at an Essex village has been granted after the proposal triggered the ‘tilted balance’ and an inspector found its benefits outweighed its conflict with the development plan.

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Inspector allows gantry crane despite noise complaints by neighbours

An appeal has been granted allowing gantry cranes to work round the clock on a marine and off-shore construction and fabrication plant in the North East after an inspector varied conditions imposed to protect neighbours from noise.

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