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Appeals round-up: Lizard translocation uncertainty foils 12-home scheme; Disability need does not justify home's 122% enlargement

Words: Matt Moody
Planning appeals

A round-up of planning appeals: 4 July-10 July, 2020

Lizard translocation uncertainty foils 12-home scheme

Outline plans for 12 homes near Saffron Walden have been rejected by an inspector, who was concerned that the appellant’s plans to translocate lizards from the land had not been legally agreed with the owner of the adjacent receptor site.

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Disability need does not justify home's 122% enlargement

An inspector has rejected a homeowner's plans to extend a house in the Cheshire countryside to provide a sensory room for his disabled grandchild, ruling that a cumulative 122 per cent increase in the size of the home was unacceptable.

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‘Slapdash’ dive bar logo harms conservation area

An inspector has refused retrospective permission for a large painted logo on the front façade of a ‘dive bar’ in central Nottingham, commenting that its ‘slapdash’ design did not reflect the ‘rather more refined’ façade of the building.

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Jenrick approves Croydon towers following High Court ruling

The housing secretary Robert Jenrick has approved one eight and one 17-storey tower in Purley, after his predecessor James Brokenshire’s decision to refuse permission against the advice of his inspector was overturned in the High Court.

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Deed of easement at music venue deemed unnecessary

A condition requiring future occupants of proposed flats near a Milton Keynes music venue to enter a legal agreement accepting a certain level of noise has been deleted by an inspector, who ruled that revised plans meant the venue was not at risk.

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Mining structure protection works would cause ‘significant harm'

Plans to resurface a group of historic mining ruins in Cornwall to protect them from weather erosion would harm the significance of the wider World Heritage Site, an inspector has ruled, despite the appellant’s warning that they were at risk of ‘total collapse’.

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Lockdown highlights 65-home scheme's outdoor space failings

Inadequate amenity space proposed under plans for 65 flats in Sutton, south London was indicative of 'poor design and overdevelopment', an inspector has ruled, noting that the Covid-19 lockdown had highlighted the importance of outdoor space.

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