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16/09/2016

Appeals round-up: Javid disagrees with inspector over Sussex neighbourhood plan; Aberdeen appeal would lead to over-concentration of student accommodation

Planning appeals

A round-up of appeal decisions: 10 September-16 September, 2016

Javid disagrees with inspector over Sussex neighbourhood plan

Communities secretary Sajid Javid has overturned an inspector’s approval of a 100-home scheme in Yapton, West Sussex, after disagreeing with the weight that should be given to the neighbourhood plan in light of Arun District Council’s inability to demonstrate a five-year housing land supply.

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Aberdeen development would lead to over-concentration of student accommodation

Ardmuir Developments Ltd has been refused permission to develop a residential block for accommodation for 176 students at King's Crescent on the edge of the Old Aberdeen Conservation Area, after a reporter ruled that the scheme would detrimentally affect heritage assets in the area and lead to an ‘over-concentration” of this type of accommodation.

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Dwellings and cemetery allowed despite lack of allocation in Area Action Plan

Hallam Land Management has been given permission to develop 355 homes and a new cemetery in Wymondham, Norfolk, despite the site’s location not conforming to one of the three parts of the development plan.

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Bishop Sutton houses would undermine plan-making process, says Javid

Communities secretary Sajid Javid has backed an inspector’s decision to refuse permission for 32 dwellings in the village of Bishop Sutton in Somerset, after deciding that the scheme would undermine the principles of sustainable development as set out in the Bath & North East Somerset Core Strategy.

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House conversion raises affordable housing contribution policy issues

A proposal for works to convert an existing house into two flats in Richmond upon Thames has been refused on design grounds, despite the inspector ruling that the local planning authority (LPA) had acted unreasonably in pursing an affordable housing contribution from the development.

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550 Gloucestershire homes would compromise emerging core strategy

Communities secretary Sajid Javid has backed an inspector’s decision to refuse permission for a 550-home scheme in Ashchurch, Gloucestershire, after concluding that the proposal would prejudice the development of a strategic allocation within which the appeal site lies.

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150 homes refused owing to impact on scenic views

A scheme for 150 homes has been refused at Irchester in Wellingborough, despite an inspector agreeing that it would fit with development patterns sought in the North Northampstonshire Joint Core Strategy.

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Crumlin allotments would not qualify for farm diversification exception

Permission has been refused for the establishment of allotments and erection of an associated storage shed in Crumlin, Country Antrim, after a commissioner judged that the scheme would not comply with council policy for suitable development in the countryside.

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Crewe homes comply with emerging local plan

Permission has been approved for 275 homes in Crewe as the appeal site forms part a wider housing allocation in the Cheshire East Local Plan.

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