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27/01/2017

Appeals round-up: Javid approves agriculture-to-burial grounds change of use; Flood risk sees factory site homes refused

Planning appeals

A round-up of appeal decisions: 21 January-27 January, 2017

Javid approves agriculture-to-burial grounds change of use

Communities secretary Sajid Javid has supported an inspector’s decision and allowed the change of use of agricultural land in Maylands Fields, Romford, to an Islamic burial site, despite the site’s location within the green belt.

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Three solar farms allowed in Cumbria

Lightsource SPV 179 Ltd has been granted permission for three 4.9 megawatt solar farms near Penrith in Cumbria, after an inspector judged that the farms would have limited impact on landscape amenity.

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Florist’s ‘unlikely to contribute’ to local economy

An inspector has approved the change of use of a florist’s shop to a Chinese takeaway in Hone, Kent, after agreeing that the current lawful use would be unlikely to contribute to the local economy.

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Flood risk sees factory site homes refused

Permission has been refused for the demolition of redundant factory buildings and the replacement with 50 terraced dwellings in Denton Holme, Carlisle, after the appellant was found to have provided insufficient information in relation to flood risk.

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170 homes will not unacceptably harm landscape

An inspector has approved the erection of 170 homes on a site in Dowbridge, Kirkham, after finding that the benefits of the scheme outweighed the impact on the open countryside.

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Somerset housing scheme falls short of conservation and affordable housing requirements

S Notaro Limited has been refused permission for 70 homes on a site adjacent to the village of Milverton in Somerset, after issues were taken with the scheme’s approach to the protection of archeological assets, safeguarding of a conservation area and the provision of affordable housing.

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133 homes and cemetery approved for Lincoln

An inspector has approved the erection of 133 homes and the change of use of agricultural land to a cemetery in Saxilby, Lincoln, after judging that measures could be taken to protect the rural character of the village.

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