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02/09/2016

Appeals round-up: Javid refuses up to 400 homes in Newmarket; Integration of open space contributes to Thanet Wharf mixed-use scheme refusal

Planning appeals

A round-up of appeal decisions: 27 August-2 September, 2016

Javid refuses up to 400 homes in Newmarket

Communities secretary Sajid Javid has refused outline planning permission for up to 400 dwellings in Newmarket, against the recommendation of the inspector.

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Integration of open space contributes to Thanet Wharf mixed-use scheme refusal

Creekside Village Developments Ltd and Israel Discount Bank Ltd have been refused permission for a mixed-use residential and commercial development at Thanet Wharf in Deptford, after an inspector took issue with the way the scheme dealt with open land provision and its failure to consider adjacent sites included in the Thanet Wharf Mixed Use Employment Location.

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Animal kennels will not affect local residents or businesses

Permission has been approved for the change of use of domestic buildings and agricultural land to provide dog and cat kennels in Binegar, Wells, after an inspector judged that the noise impact of the scheme would not be detrimental to nearby businesses and residences.

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Javid refuses up to 1,500 homes for Essex

Communities secretary Sajid Javid has refused permission for two appeals amounting to 1,500 homes in Essex, after agreeing with an inspector that Uttlesford District Council is able to demonstrate a five-year supply of deliverable housing land.

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‘Innovative tree house’ dwelling would harm sensitive landscape

Permission has been refused for a design-led proposal described as a tree house in Maulden, Central Bedfordshire, despite the appellant arguing that the scheme would accord with paragraph 55 of the National Planning Policy Framework.

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Javid approves Oxford homes because of housing need

Communities secretary Sajid Javid has supported an inspector’s decision to approve 260 homes for Witney in Oxford, after finding that the benefit of helping West Oxfordshire District Council to address its housing shortage outweighed limited impacts on landscape and heritage assets.

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Highway land-to-garden conversion will not harm character of area

Retrospective permission has been given for the change of use of a section of highway wasteland to a private garden in Burgess Hill, West Sussex, after an inspector deemed that there was neither a conflict with the Burgess Hill Neighbourhood Plan nor any impact on the character and appearance of the area.

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Fishing hut does not need to meet development exception

Permission has been approved for a recreational hut at land north-east of Altnavullin near Lochan Dubh in Benderloch, Scotland, despite Argyll and Bute Council arguing that there was not an exceptional case for the development being located in a countryside zone.

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