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Appeals round-up: Jenrick backs 600-home King's Lynn scheme; 97 homes on agricultural land rejected

Words: Huw Morris
Planning appeals

A round-up of planning appeals: 11 July-17 July, 2020

Empty Islington office building can change its use after validation row

Planning permission has been granted to allow the change of use of a vacant Islington office building to host adult training and education facilities after the council wrongly categorised the application as major development.

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Inspector approves single house site to accommodate up to nine homes

Permission in principle has been granted for up to nine homes on the site of a single house in Gloucestershire after an inspector decided it would not harm the character and appearance of the local area.

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Vehicle storage proposal at North Lanarkshire farm wins approval

A proposal to use land at a farm in North Lanarkshire for storing, repairing and selling second hand vehicles has been approved after a reporter decided it was appropriate development in a rural investment area.

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Sheffield campsite plan loses bid to pitch on green belt

A proposal to change grazing land to a campsite in the green belt near Sheffield has been dismissed as inappropriate development and harmful to the countryside’s openness.

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Inspector quashes Elmbridge notice on outbuilding

An enforcement notice against a single-storey outbuilding built without permission in Leatherhead has been quashed after an inspector decided the development is not out of character with the surrounding area or a neighbouring property.

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Church community centre plan refused for failing local and city policies

A Christian church group’s proposal for a centre in east London has been rejected for conflicting with local and city policies as an inspector decided it would not benefit the wider community.

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Rural building’s lack of architectural merit scuppers conversion plan

A scheme to extend and convert a storage and distribution building to residential use in the Lincolnshire countryside has been dismissed because the appeal site lacked architectural or historic merit.

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Inspector lifts condition on granary conversion in Lincolnshire

Planning permission has been granted for the conversion of a granary building at a village near Boston to holiday accommodation after an inspector agreed to remove a condition imposed seven years ago.

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Standby gas plant approved to keep lights on at Minehead

Planning permission has been granted for a standby gas generator plant and associated infrastructure at an employment site in Minehead.

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Grade II listed building extension allowed for preserving historic setting

Planning permission has been granted to demolish 20th century extensions and a conservatory at a grade II listed property in Foxton with their replacement by a single storey extension.

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Jenrick backs inspector to approve major Nantwich housing scheme

A planning inspector’s recommendation to grant permission to a major scheme and a new highway access road in Nantwich has been backed by the secretary of state.

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Jenrick backs inspector to allow 600-home scheme in King’s Lynn

Housing and communities secretary Robert Jenrick has backed an inspector’s recommendation to allow an appeal for a 600-home and mixed use development in Norfolk.

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Horncastle housing scheme rejected for children’s play area failure

Plans for 97 homes on an agricultural field in Horncastle have been rejected because the scheme failed to provide well-sited children’s play areas.

Inspector find Somerset homes scheme meets multiple council policies

Plans for 39 homes in Somerset have been allowed after an inspector concluded they would accord with council policy on parking, ecology, biodiversity affordable homes and climate change.

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Inspector rejects noise and disturbance fears to back Southampton car park

An inspector has backed a Southampton University proposal for a surface car park after deciding the scheme would not harm the living conditions of nearby residents.

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Worcestershire rural exception site dismissed for harming area’s character

Plans for a rural exception site of up to 13 affordable homes on arable land in Worcestershire have been dismissed for harming the area's character and appearance.

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