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14/08/2020

Appeals round-up: New build's design justifies demolition of heritage asset; Green belt medicinal hemp farm fails on flood risk

Words: Matt Moody
Planning appeals

A round-up of planning appeals: 8 August-14 August, 2020

New build's design justifies demolition of heritage asset

An inspector has approved plans to demolish a two-storey non-designated heritage asset in Sheffield, ruling that the proposed seven-storey replacement would improve the area and would not be 'generic, safe and unimaginative'.

The Planner

Green belt medicinal hemp farm fails on flood risk

An inspector cited risk of flooding in refusing permission for a medicinal hemp farm in Brentwood having elevated it to a determinative issue, despite ruling that the proposal was not inappropriate green belt development.

The Planner

'Private benefit' of disabled bedroom outweighed by design issues

Plans to further extend an already-extended home in Harrow to create an accessible bedroom have been rejected by an inspector, who decided that the scheme's private benefits' did not justify harm to the street scene.

The Planner

Dormant tin mine would be 'sterilised' by 99-home scheme

Plans to reopen a 400-year old tin mine in Cornwall that has been closed since 1998 would be 'constrained' by a developer's proposal to build 99 homes nearby, an inspector found, citing unacceptable noise impact on future residents.

The Planner

Calls to save listed reservoir from demolition 'not realistic'

An inspector has approved plans to demolish a listed reservoir in Salisbury in order to secure the future of its associated pumphouse, deciding that calls to save the reservoir by converting it were not viable or realistic.

The Planner

Community support for wind turbine not certain

Plans for a single 18m wind turbine in North Yorkshire have been blocked despite only 'minor to moderate' landscape impact, after an inspector felt unable to conclude that the scheme had the backing of the local community.

The Planner

GPDO scheme's sealed windows not acceptable

Plans to convert an office building in Salford near an electroplating facility that emits levels of noise 'harmful to human health' into flats were not made acceptable by the appellant's plan to use mechanical ventilation and double glazing, an inspector found.

The Planner

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