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Appeals round-up: Lack of parking rules out community pizzeria; Withdrawn local plan helps to justify 322-home scheme

Words: Matt Moody
Planning appeals

A round-up of planning appeals: 24 August-30 August, 2019

Lack of parking rules out community pizzeria

Plans to convert a disused garage in Chesterfield into a community café and pizzeria have been blocked by an inspector, who ruled that a lack of parking nearby meant the scheme would affect highway safety.

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Withdrawn local plan helps to justify 322-home scheme

An inspector has granted outline permission for a major housing scheme in Nottinghamshire after the council withdrew its emerging local plan at a late stage, delaying the process of identifying new sites for housing by ‘at least three years’.

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Zero-carbon AONB eco-home not allowed under NPPF paragraph 79

Plans for a new home with a curved green roof intended to integrate it into the surrounding High Weald AONB have been rejected because an inspector ruled that the scheme did not meet the ‘high bar’ of NPPF paragraph 79.

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Build-to-rent Kingston scheme contrary to regeneration plan

Plans to demolish a popular former music venue and other post-war buildings in Kingston-upon-Thames to make way for a mixed-use scheme including 311 flats would conflict with the council's vision for the area, an inspector has ruled.

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Restoration of Victorian school’s pre-war quadrangle is rejected

An inspector has dismissed plans for a boldly designed extension to a listed school in London that would restore its formerly enclosed courtyard, which was exposed to the street as a result of Second World War bomb damage.

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Wind farm allowed at Loch Ness despite concerns over 19km access track

A reporter has approved plans for a new wind farm with a 19-kilometre access track next to Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands – rejecting claims that the scheme would ‘encircle’ the loch.

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Dragon acceptable but no castle allowed on mini-golf course

A 15ft straw castle would harm the setting of a grade-II listed water mill on the Isle of Wight, ruled an inspector, before deeming the rest of a ‘loosely King Arthur-themed’ mini-golf course acceptable.

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