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Appeals round-up: Noisy neighbour does not justify year-round Airbnb permission; Amateur radio mast would be 'unacceptably intrusive'

Words: Matt Moody
Planning appeals

A round-up of planning appeals: 2 June-8 June, 2018

Noisy neighbour does not justify year-round Airbnb permission

A South London flat cannot be let year-round on Airbnb, an inspector has ruled, dismissing the appellant’s claim that a ‘civil dispute’ with a noisy neighbour has rendered the flat unsuitable for permanent residential use.

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Amateur radio mast would be 'unacceptably intrusive'

An amateur radio hobbyist has been refused permission for a 10 metre retractable aerial mast in his garden, after an inspector ruled it would be visually incongruous with its edge-of-village location.

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Historic setting of listed cottages halts 46-home scheme

An inspector has rejected plans to build 46 homes in Oxfordshire despite acknowledging the scheme’s numerous benefits, ruling that the setting of two listed cottages carried greater weight.

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Brighton launderette conversion allowed under permitted development

An inspector has approved plans to convert a former launderette in Brighton for residential use under permitted development rules, after finding a ‘less than reasonable prospect’ of the business reopening.

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Green belt prevents 280-home scheme despite ‘serious shortfall’

Plans for 280 homes near Grays, Essex, have been blocked despite the council’s severe housing supply shortfall, after an inspector decided that the scheme’s benefits could not outweigh harm to the green belt.

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Developer's profit requirement not justified for pub conversion scheme

The target profit - and thus the scale – of a residential scheme that would enable the restoration of an historic Manchester pub cannot be justified, an inspector has ruled, notwithstanding guidance in the draft PPG on viability.

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Inspector overrules Article 4 direction to approve Brighton HMO

An inspector has overruled an Article 4 direction to allow the conversion of a house in Brighton to an HMO, ruling that it would provide ‘adequate accommodation’ despite failing to meet national space standards.

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Micropub would be ‘sustainable modernisation’ of community facility

An inspector has approved plans to replace a large pub in Essex with two houses and a micropub, ruling that the scheme would ‘reconfigure the pub into a more financially attractive format’.

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