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Appeals round-up: Javid approves 800 homes in Leeds to boost supply; Policy conflict sees Stafford homes refused

Planning appeals

A round-up of appeal decisions: 21 December 2016-6 January 2017

Javid approves 800 homes in Leeds to boost supply

Communities secretary Sajid Javid has approved permission for three schemes amounting to 829 homes in East Ardsley, Bramhope and Collingham after deciding that Leeds City Council was unable to show a robust five-year housing land supply.

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98 homes approved for Essex green gap

An inspector has approved 98 homes for a designated green gap in Little Clacton, Essex, after deciding that the social and economic benefits of the scheme outweighed the “moderate” environmental harm.

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Javid refuses 200 Gloucestershire homes owing to landscape impact

Communities secretary Sajid Javid has refused permission for 200 homes in Berry Hill, Coleford, after finding that the impact of the scheme upon the landscape and countryside setting would outweigh the benefits to housing supply.

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Wind farm refused on cultural heritage and residential amenity grounds

A reporter has refused permission for two 800 kilowatt wind turbines in Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, after finding that they would have an unacceptable impact on the living conditions of nearby residents and the appreciation of several scheduled ancient monuments.

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Javid refuses Langho solar farm

Communities secretary Sajid Javid has dismissed an appeal for solar arrays in Langho, Lancashire, after judging that the harm to the green belt should preclude development.

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Policy conflict sees Stafford homes refused

Communities secretary Sajid Javid has refused plans for 60-65 homes in Little Haywood, Stafford, after agreeing with an inspector that the benefits of the scheme were outweighed by conflicts with the Plan for Stafford Borough and the newly ‘made’ Colwich Neighbourhood Plan.

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Cattery will not prove harmful to neighbours

The change of use of part of a residential garden to provide a cattery business has been approved for a site in Bulkington, Bedworth, after an inspector concluded that concerns raised against the scheme were somewhat anecdotal.

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Javid rejects Slough solar farm scheme

A solar farm and associated works proposed for Poyle in Berkshire has been refused by communities secretary Sajid Javid, in line with an inspector's recommendation.

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85 Northamptonshire homes refused

Against the recommendation of an inspector, communities secretary Sajid Javid has refused outline planning permission for 85 homes, public open space and associated infrastructure in Earls Barton.

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Javid approves 26 Derbyshire homes

Communities secretary Sajid Javid has approved 26 homes and garages in Ashover, despite an inspector recommending that the appeal should be dismissed.

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Loss of industrial land does not preclude Surrey homes

Some 120 homes have been allowed in Cranleigh, Surrey, despite the appeal site being allocated for employment purposes in the emerging local plan.

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