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24/07/2017

Appeals round-up: Javid grants housing permission after West Sussex call-in; Golf club wins permission to build homes

Words: Huw Morris
Planning appeals

A round-up of planning appeals: 17-21 July, 2017

Javid grants housing permission after West Sussex call-in

Communities secretary Sajid Javid has approved a 400-home development in West Sussex after deciding that the local authority could not demonstrate a supply of housing sites.

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Javid backs inspector on Swindon housing scheme

The communities secretary has granted permission for a 103-home scheme near Swindon after deciding the local authority has failed to demonstrate a supply of housing sites.

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Communications company wins one kiosk appeal but loses seven

A company which launched eight appeals against refusals by the London Borough of Islington to install payphone kiosks has had one of them upheld and seven dismissed.

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Golf club wins permission to build homes

Outline planning permission has been granted to build 13 homes at Sonning Golf Club after an inspector decided that Wokingham Borough Council had underestimated housing need.

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Inspector dismisses Swansea concerns over 'undesirable precedent' 

A proposal to replace a detached barn and livestock shelter in Reynoldston, Swansea has been granted planning permission after an inspector considered its impact on an area of outstanding natural beauty.

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Inspector dismisses Cornish homes and primary school development

Plans for a primary school and 190 homes at Wadebridge, Cornwall have been rejected after conflicting with an emerging neighbourhood plan with the council demonstrating it had allocated enough land for homes.

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Inspector backs cycle parking in Greenwich development

An inspector has upheld an appeal to provide parking facilities for cyclists in Greenwich, south London.

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Javid approves Milton Keynes shopping centre redevelopment

The secretary of state has granted planning permission to a redevelopment within the Intu Milton Keynes shopping centre.

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Business park sign approved so the public can see it

A totem sign aimed at attracting custom to a business park in Gloucester has been granted planning permission after an inspector ruled that people would need to see it.

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Inspector grants granny flat approval

Planning permission has been granted to a Keyworth householder to demolish a garage and replace it with a granny annexe.

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Inspector orders Enfield to pay costs after unreasonable behaviour

The London Borough of Enfield has been ordered to partially pay the costs of an appellant for unreasonable behaviour that led to “unnecessary and wasted expense”.

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Cambridgeshire service centre housing development allowed

An appeal has been granted to develop 180 homes with open space and a children’s play area near a key service centre in Cambridgeshire after the council persistently under-delivered housing. 

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Development allowed on edge of historic Chartist settlement

Planning permission has been granted to build 27 homes and associated infrastructure on the edge of one of the original Chartist settlements.

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Javid overturns hybrid scheme for neighbourhood plan conflict

Sajid Javid has rejected an inspector’s recommendation and blocked a hybrid scheme near Buckingham after finding it conflicted with a neighbourhood plan.
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