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Appeals round-up: Listed pub’s nursery plan could harm heritage, says inspector; Research benefits of eco-home outweighed by harm to AONB

Planning appeals

A round-up of appeal decisions: 30 May-2 June, 2017

Listed pub’s nursery plan could harm heritage, says inspector

An inspector has blocked a listed Greenwich pub’s plan to change part of the property that was once a Victorian music hall into a children's nursery, ruling that the appellant’s ‘unclear’ proposals could damage the heritage asset.

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Research benefits of eco-home outweighed by harm to AONB

An inspector has blocked plans for an innovative and highly efficient ‘eco-plus’ home in Dorset, after finding insufficient evidence that the public benefit it would bring would outweigh harm to the character of the AONB.

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South London football pavilion would ‘harm openness’

An inspector has refused permission for a 'centre of excellence for disabled sport' in Bromley, ruling that its design was not appropriate for the proposed use and would harm the openness of a designated Metropolitan Open Land area.

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Listed pub told to remove ‘overly dominant’ garden cover

A timber and slate structure added to the garden of a grade II listed pub in Southampton to insulate it from bad weather must be removed after an inspector refused retrospective permission on the grounds that it harmed the character of the building.

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Wind turbines would ‘become key feature of landscape’

Plans for a ‘renewable energy park’ in Ayrshire comprising 12 large wind turbines have been refused after a Scottish reporter ruled that the turbines would become a ‘key feature’ of the landscape, causing unacceptable harm to visual amenity.

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44 ‘extra care apartments’ allowed in AONB subject to design conditions

An inspector has granted permission for 44 ‘extra care apartments’ to be built next to an already-approved dementia care home in Gloucestershire, subject to various design conditions to preserve the character of the Cotswolds AONB.

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