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Appeals round-up: Loxwood homes refused for conflicting with neighbourhood plan; Loss of local pub would not harm community

A round up of appeal decisions: 5 March-11 March, 2016

Loxwood homes refused for conflicting with neighbourhood plan

The Department for Communities and Local Government has turned down an appeal by Crownhall Estates for 25 dwellings in Loxwood, Billinghurst, after finding that development of the site would contradict relevant policies in the newly adopted Chichester Local Plan (LP) and Loxwood Neighbourhood Plan 2013-2029 (NP).

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Highland housing proposal would not constitute overdevelopment

Permission has been granted for a development including 12 flats and three retail units in Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland, after a reporter found that the scheme was not objectionable in relation to design and car parking provision.

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151 dwellings could harm viability of pig farm

Permission has been refused for a hybrid appeal totalling 151 dwellings in Laceby, Lincolnshire, after an inspector found that the development’s position close to a working pig farm would both harm the living conditions of future residents and put the viability of the farm at risk.

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45 homes would not harm green infrastructure

Outline planning permission has been granted for 45 dwellings on Thornaby, near Stockton-on-Tees, after an inspector decided that the development had no bearing on the site’s potential as a ‘green corridor’.

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Clark rejects 220 homes for Kent despite ‘acute’ affordable housing need

Communities secretary Greg Clark has refused permission for a 220-home scheme in Maidstone, Kent, after concluding that the development would be ‘over-intensive’ and ‘anonymous’.

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Loss of local pub would not harm community

Permission for the change of use of a local pub to a convenience store has been approved for Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, after an inspector concluded that the loss of the pub would not harm the community’s ability to meet its daily needs.

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Substantial student housing approved for former hospital site

Peveril Securities has been granted permission to convert the former County Durham Hospital to accommodate 82 student studios and to build two blocks to contain 281 student flats after an inspector ruled that the scheme would not harm the Durham (City Centre) Conservation Area (CA).

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Wind turbine would ‘significantly distract’ from beauty of AONB

Communities secretary Greg Clark has refused permission for a single wind turbine in Caistor, Lincolnshire, after decided that the proposal would significantly distract from the natural attraction of the Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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200 homes allowed in Solihull after High Court challenge to local plan

Communities secretary Greg Clark has approved the development of 200 dwellings and associated works in the village of Tidbury Green, Solihull, after a successful challenge to sections of the Solihull Local Plan in the High Court removed the appeal site from the green belt.

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