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Appeals round-up: Islington scheme would not prejudice ‘uncertain’ Crossrail 2; Permeable paving would harm listed water cure house

Words: Matt Moody
Planning appeals

A round-up of planing appeals: 17 October-23 October, 2020

Islington scheme would not prejudice ‘uncertain’ Crossrail 2

Plans for a mixed-use conversion scheme in Angel, Islington would not prejudice the ‘uncertain’ Crossrail 2 project, ruled an inspector, before going on to cite poor outlook from the scheme’s proposed flats in refusing permission.

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Permeable paving would harm listed water cure house

Plans to install permeable paving at a listed building in Malvern, known as the town’s first hydropathic therapy establishment, to improve surface water drainage have been rejected after an inspector criticised its ‘artificial, engineered appearance’.

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170-home scheme’s footpaths would not adhere to desire lines

Reserved matters approval for 170 homes on the edge of Weymouth sought three years ago has been refused by an inspector, who ruled that the scheme’s footpath layout was ‘unnecessarily circuitous’ and did not adhere to natural desire lines.

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Ten-year housing scheme to fund estate restoration is approved

Plans to part-fund the restoration of a ‘nationally important’ estate in Cheshire by building 112 homes across 12 sites over a 10-year period have been allowed after an inspector accepted the appellant’s guarantee to pay the remaining £4.35 million shortfall.

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Watford 165-home brownfield scheme is ‘wholly uninspiring’

Plans to replace a locally listed bus garage in Watford with 165 flats have been criticised by an inspector, who called the scheme ‘a jarring intrusion of urban city-style apartment architecture’ that was ‘wholly uninspiring and unappealing’.

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Inspector criticises ‘derisory’ 1.6sq m amenity space offer

In refusing permission for an eight-home brownfield development in Charlwood, Surrey, an inspector strongly criticised the appellant’s offer of only 1.6 square metres of outdoor amenity space per person, calling it ‘a derisory level of provision’.

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650-home scheme approved following cancelled inquiry

Plans for 650 homes near Chesterfield can go ahead after the council dropped its opposition to the scheme following the adoption of its new local plan, as an inspector found no material considerations to justify withholding permission.

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