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Appeals round-up: Multiplex cinema refused due to heritage impacts; Sheep dip spreading refused at Omagh farm

Planning appeals

A round-up of appeal decisions: 15 October-21 October, 2016

Multiplex cinema refused due to effect on listed buildings

Permission has been refused for a multiplex cinema at the Frenchgate shopping centre in Doncaster because of the impact the building would have on the settings of Doncaster train station and an 18th century theatre.

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Cheese factory-to-residential scheme would benefit national park

The demolition of a former cheese factory, erection of 26 new homes and conversion of two former factory buildings has been allowed for a site near Hartington in the Peak District National Park, after an inspector concluded that the scheme would vastly improve the impact of the current site on the natural amenity of the area and the Hartington Conservation Area.

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Sheep dip spreading refused at Omagh farm

An appellant has been refused permission to dispose of spent sheep dip, or agrochemicals, on agricultural land in Omagh, Northern Ireland, after a commissioner concluded that the operations would result in a high risk of groundwater pollution.

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Kirkcaldy retail development meets sequential test

The replacement of an outdated Homebase retail unit with five new retail units at the Fife Centre Retail Park in Kirkcaldy has been approved, after it was determined that a similar site for the sale of ‘bulky goods’ could not be identified.

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Affordable housing condition removed from Norwich scheme

A condition preventing commencement on a four-home scheme until an affordable housing provision had been agreed has been quashed by an inspector because of the Court of Appeal ruling on small site exemptions.

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Car park allowed for Epping Forest ‘buffer land’

An inspector has approved the construction of a school car park in Loughton on the edge of Epping Forest, after judging that the scheme would not affect the landscape or highway safety.

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Living conditions not disturbed by children’s swings

An inspector has decided that a set of children’s swings erected to the rear of a residential property in Grimsby, north-east Lincolnshire, will not result in the unacceptable overlooking and disturbance of residents.

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Scottish ministers back two new major wind farms

Scottish government ministers have approved proposals for two separate major wind farm developments this week.

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