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01/06/2022

Appeals round-up: Inspector rejects crematorium plan in Surrey green belt; Chichester proposal backed on housing and biodiversity grounds

Words: Ben Gosling
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A round-up of planning appeals: 27 May-1 June, 2022

Housing need trumps neighbourhood plan in Wiltshire homes appeal

Outline planning permission has been granted for up to 50 affordable homes near a Wiltshire market town after an inspector decided that meeting acute housing need outweighed any conflict with a neighbourhood plan.

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Hertfordshire warehouse plan approved for rare moth conservation

Plans for two warehouses on unused employment land near Rickmansworth have been approved after an inspector backed the appellant’s proposals for biodiversity net gain and conserving a rare moth.

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Quarry bid to vary permission fails to meet green belt exceptions

A proposal to vary conditions for the redevelopment of a quarry landfill site in the Tyne and Wear green belt have been rejected for its greater visual and spatial impact as well as for falling outside exceptions criteria set by national policy. 

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Submerged green belt home granted to meet appellant’s family needs

Planning permission has been granted to remove stables and allow the building of a house submerged into the ground in the Hertfordshire green belt after an inspector found the appellant’s ‘very special’ personal circumstances and need for medical aid justified the proposal.

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Inspector rejects crematorium plan in Surrey green belt

Plans for a crematorium and memorial gardens within the Metropolitan Green Belt in Surrey have been rejected after an inspector found that ‘very special circumstances’ did not exist to allow the scheme.

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Somerset infill schemes turned down over policy conflicts

Two infill developments near a Somerset village have been dismissed after an inspector found they conflicted with a core strategy and rejected an appellant’s claim that key archaeological and bat mitigation issues could be handled by planning conditions.

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Chichester proposal backed on housing and biodiversity grounds

Outline planning permission has been granted for up to 165 homes within a strategic development location (SDL) on the edge of Chichester after an inspector ruled that it would help to meet an acute need for housing while providing significant biodiversity net gain.

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