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Appeals round-up: No justification for 200 homes in Glasgow green belt; Grass airstrip refused in national park for fourth time

Words: Matt Moody
Planning appeals

A round-up of planning appeals: 2 February-9 February, 2018

No justification for 200 homes in Glasgow green belt

A developer’s plan to build 200 homes on green belt land south of Glasgow have been refused after a report found that the provision of 40 per cent affordable housing did not justify deviating from the development plan.

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Grass airstrip refused in national park for fourth time

An inspector has blocked plans for a 600m grass runway on a farm in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park for the fourth time, because of the ‘dearth of reliable information’ on the impact on protected species submitted by the appellant.

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Shopping centre shutters to prevent vandalism and rough sleeping approved

Shutters designed to prevent access to a Carlisle shopping centre outside of business hours have been granted retrospective permission, in light of a recent increase in antisocial behaviour and rough sleeping in the area.

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SANG would not unduly influence decision on nearby homes scheme

An inspector has approved plans to create a ‘suitable alternative natural green space’ (SANG) on land near Wokingham, dismissing concerns that granting permission could influence the council’s consideration of a proposal for 250 homes on adjacent land.

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Conversion to hotel refused despite existing consent for new-build

An inspector has blocked plans to convert a Hampshire home into a boutique hotel after ruling that the alterations would harm the character of the area, despite an extant permission to demolish the home and build a new hotel in its place.

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Rural worker’s dwelling approved for 400-year-old pig rearing business

An inspector has allowed the owner of a large pig farm near Scarborough to build a home for his family on site, after ruling that it would be unreasonable to require the appellant’s elderly mother to move out of the existing listed farmhouse.

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Sutton flats approved despite inconsistent viability assessments

A developer that offered varying financial contributions between £30,000 and £258,000 for a proposed block of 16 flats in South London has won permission for the scheme, despite a local policy seeking 50 per cent affordable housing for all new development.

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Council must pay costs for relying on outdated pre-NPPF policies

West Devon Borough Council must pay costs for relying on 13-year-old policies that are not compatible with the NPPF in refusing 22 homes, despite being unable to show a five-year housing supply.

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‘Health food’ takeaway refused for potential public health harm

Plans for a health-focused food outlet in a Tyneside business park have fallen foul of local policy that restricts takeaways near schools to tackle child obesity – despite an existing Greggs bakery next door.

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No room to get dressed in toilet-to-studio flat conversion

An inspector has blocked plans to convert the toilet room of a listed Southampton home into a studio flat, because it would have one-fifth of the floor space required by national standards.

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