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29/03/2018

Appeals round-up: New-build home allowed on proposed Crossrail 2 route; 100% affordable scheme refused despite district-wide need

Words: Matt Moody
Planning appeals

A round-up of planning appeals: 24 March-30 March, 2018

New-build home allowed on proposed Crossrail 2 route

An inspector has permitted a new-build home on land that will be required for Crossrail 2 according to TfL's latest plans, noting that the funding and delivery of the rail project remained uncertain.

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100% affordable scheme refused despite district-wide need

Plans for 16 affordable homes in Wessington, Derbyshire, have been blocked because no ‘demonstrable need’ for such housing could be demonstrated within the village itself, despite an unfulfilled need in the wider district.

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250km round trip does not justify rural worker’s dwelling

Plans for a rural worker’s dwelling in Dartmoor National Park have been turned down despite the appellant’s ‘lengthy commute’, after an inspector discerned ‘no functional need” for a worker on the site.

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Space standards not enforced for Birmingham HMO conversion

An inspector has approved plans to convert an Edgbaston HMO into flats that would fail to meet national space standards because of a ministerial statement ruling that they cannot be applied without a local plan policy.

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Temporary scaffolding shroud and ad screen allowed in Brixton

An inspector has granted temporary permission for a large advertising screen in Brixton conservation area, as part of a decorative shroud intended to disguise facade restoration works.

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1,800 homes for Surrey aerodrome branded ‘unsustainable location’ in 2009

Following a number of delays, the housing secretary has announced his decision to allow 1,800 at Dunsfold Park in Surrey, ruling that the scheme would accord with the newly adopted Waverley Local Plan.

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‘Urgent requirement’ justifies student halls on Scottish island

Plans for 60 rooms of purpose-built student accommodation have been approved on the Isle of Lewis, off the west coast of Scotland, despite the site's proximity to an industrial estate.

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Javid backs neighbourhood plan by refusing 220 homes

The housing secretary has sided with North Somerset Council in refusing permission for 220 homes despite a local housing shortfall, attaching decisive weight to the Backwell Neighbourhood Plan.

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Second chance for developer’s 800-home recovered scheme

Despite his inspector’s recommendation to refuse permission, Sajid Javid has allowed the developer of a proposed 800-home scheme in Kent six weeks to address affordable housing and infrastructure problems through a revised planning obligation.

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