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28/01/2022

Appeals round-up: Inspector dismisses major mixed use appeals in Newcastle for design; Hertfordshire green belt quarry scheme blocked

Words: Huw Morris
Planning appeals

A round-up of planning appeals: 22 January-28 January, 2022

Inspector dismisses major mixed use appeals in Newcastle for design

Two appeals against the major mixed-use redevelopment of a former police station in Newcastle have been dismissed after an inspector lambasted their designs.

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Hertfordshire green belt quarry scheme blocked

A proposed quarry on land allocated for mineral extraction at a former aerodrome in Hertfordshire within the Metropolitan Green Belt has been rejected after an inspector rejected the appellant’s bid to amend the scheme at the appeal stage.

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Lake District caravan pitch refused for harm to World Heritage Site

A proposal for a seasonal pitch for a touring caravan in the Lake District has been rejected for its harm to a World Heritage Site (WHS).

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Inspector rejects Cheshire care home extension after hazard advice

A proposal to extend a Cheshire care home has been rejected after an inspector, following advice from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), decided that it would not be safe in the event of a serious incident.

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London Underground homes rejected for failing local needs

Plans to build 52 affordable flats at a London Underground station car park have been dismissed after an inspector decided the scheme did not meet local housing needs.

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Demolition of former Woolworths in Blackpool won't go ahead

A scheme to demolish a locally listed former Woolworths store in Blackpool and redevelop the site as a car park has been rejected after an inspector ruled that the scheme would visually harm the area.

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Inspector rules out tilted balance in rejecting Berkshire care home

An outline application for a 45-bed care home outside a Berkshire village has been refused after an inspector decided against applying the tilted balance in favour of development.

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Morgue proposal rejected on highway safety grounds

A proposal for a morgue in a West Midlands market town has been rejected after an inspector found that it would increase risk to highway safety.

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Essex housing plan approved after finding limited rural impact

Outline planning permission has been granted for 60 homes on agricultural land outside a market town in Essex after an inspector found that it would not significantly impact the countryside owing to recent urban expansion.

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Countryside harm halts Essex housing development plan

An outline application to demolish farm outbuildings and construct 80 homes with a community park and open space near an Essex village has been rejected for harming the countryside’s character and appearance.

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