Log in | Register

Appeals round-up: Javid backs custom-built homes plan in Wiltshire; Temporary short-term let ‘not comparable to renovation’

Planning appeals

A round-up of planning appeals: 21-28 July, 2017

Javid backs custom-built homes plan in Wiltshire

The secretary of state has agreed with an inspector and granted permission to build up to 35 custom-built homes in Warminster.

The Planner

Temporary short-term let ‘not comparable to renovation’

Using a residential flat as a short-term Airbnb-style let for a temporary period is not comparable to removing it from the housing supply for other reasons, such as to renovate it, an inspector has ruled.

The Planner

Javid rejects Buckinghamshire green belt housing scheme

Permission to build 131 homes on a former sports ground in the Buckinghamshire green belt has been refused by the secretary of state.

The Planner

Assisted living scheme approved in ‘geographically constrained’ Amersham

An inspector has granted permission for 38 assisted living units for elderly people in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, ruling that the scheme’s public benefit outweighed concerns relating to its impact on the setting of the town’s historic centre.

The Planner

Noise from punchbags and ‘physical exertion’ disruptive to residents

An inspector has refused retrospective permission for a partially enclosed extension to a gym in Ruislip, West London, ruling that the noise caused by punchbag use, ‘tyre flipping’, and ‘human physical exertion’ was disrupting nearby residents.

The Planner

HMO use after Article 4 direction ‘was not a wilful breach’ of planning law

An inspector has refused permission to retain an HMO that was created after a local Article 4 direction restricting HMO conversions, ruling that although there had been no wilful breach of planning laws, it still conflicted with local policy.

The Planner

Leeds lock-up garage appeal dismissed for poor design

An appeal to demolish 21 lock-up garages and replace them with four homes in Stanningly in West Yorkshire, has been dismissed because the scheme would fail to deliver high-quality design.

The Planner

Inspector approves Hartlepool wind turbine

An appeal to install a single wind turbine on a farm near Hartlepool has been upheld after most of the community supported the application.

The Planner

Workshop conversion meets special circumstance for isolated building

An appeal to convert a workshop into a four-bedroom home on a Norfolk farm has been upheld after an inspector ruled that the scheme met the special circumstance set out in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) for reuse of a rural building.

The Planner

Flats scheme would fly in face of Bournemouth conservation area

An appeal to demolish a house and build a block of seven flats in a Bournemouth conservation area has been dismissed.

The Planner

Javid overrules inspector to block 760 homes in Berkshire

Sajid Javid has overruled an inspector's decision to approve two appeals totalling 760 homes in Thatcham, west Berkshire, finding "insufficient evidence" that the delivery of housing in the area is under threat.

The Planner

Javid blocks wind farm despite ‘extensive and weighty’ benefits

Sajid Javid has upheld an inspector’s decision to refuse permission for 11 wind turbines in Cornwall, ruling that ‘less than substantial’ harm to nearby heritage assets outweighed the extensive environmental benefits of the scheme.

The Planner

High quality modern extension allowed in Hammersmith conservation area

An inspector has granted permission for a complex development involving a three-storey extension to three interlinked buildings in the Hammersmith Broadway conservation area, praising the scheme's sensitivity to its historic surroundings.

The Planner

Council must pay costs for ‘vague and generalised’ objection to holiday lodges

An inspector has approved six holiday lodges in the Stour River Valley, ordering Canterbury City Council to cover the costs of the appeal because its ‘vague and generalised’ reason for refusal amounted to unreasonable behaviour.

The Planner