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Appeals round-up: Noise mitigation measures not covered under GPDO; More gypsy pitches would not cause ‘cumulative domination’

Words: Matt Moody
Planning appeals

A round-up of planning appeals: 4 April-9 April, 2020

Noise mitigation measures not covered under GPDO

An inspector has refused prior approval to convert a glazed London office building facing a main road into flats, ruling that the proposed use of an internal wall to mitigate noise was not permitted development.

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More gypsy pitches would not cause ‘cumulative domination’

Plans for six gypsy pitches would not cause the ‘cumulative domination’ of a small village in Wychavon, an inspector has ruled, even if another nearby site with various problems was to be fully occupied.

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Marquee would ‘dominate’ grade-I listed country house

Plans to install a marquee at Moggerhanger House, one of only three surviving houses designed by Sir John Soane, have been rejected by an inspector, who cited heritage and parking concerns.

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Jenrick approves ‘horrendous’ Gladman 200-home scheme

Developer Gladman has won a second permission in two weeks from the housing secretary Robert Jenrick, who approved plans for a village extension in Essex described as ‘horrendous’ by home secretary and local MP Priti Patel.

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102-flat scheme allowed with no affordable housing

An inspector has approved plans for a 10-storey block of flats in Harlow with zero affordable housing, accepting the appellant's argument that any contribution would render the scheme unviable.

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New business plan following family tragedy rejected

An inspector, not persuaded that a new business plan prepared by a rural worker after the death of her partner was viable, has upheld enforcement action against her ‘ramshackle’ on-site home.

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Extant permission does not justify ancient woodland harm

An inspector has cited harm to ancient woodland in refusing permission for a block of flats in Sussex, notwithstanding an extant permission for a hotel at the site that would have the same ‘form and footprint’.

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