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Appeals round-up: Notice upheld against blue-painted terraced house; Housing plans blocked again at formerly allocated site

Words: Matt Moody
Planning appeals

Notice upheld against blue-painted terraced house

An inspector has upheld enforcement action against a homeowner who painted her North London terraced home blue, ruling that the paintwork ‘ndividualised the dwelling’ and harmed the uniform character of the conservation area.

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Housing plans blocked again at formerly allocated site

A reporter has blocked a second application by Gladman Developments to build up to 119 homes on land outside Linlithgow, west of Edinburgh, which was removed from the council's housing allocation plan because of local opposition to its development.

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Green belt grain store scheme ‘considered as a whole’

An inspector has approved plans for a grain store and associated hardstanding on green belt land south of Cambridge, ruling that the scheme was not harmful to green belt openness if considered as a whole.

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Poor online marketing prevents B&B conversion

An inspector has rejected plans to convert a struggling bed-and-breakfast in East Sussex into a home, agreeing with the council that the business could be revived through ‘a better attempt’ at online marketing.

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Supported living facility ‘not a care home’

A supported living facility for young people in Barking fell under use class C3(b) and was not a care home, an inspector has ruled in quashing an enforcement action issued by the council.

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836 new student beds turned down at the University of Reading

An inspector has refused plans for new student accommodation at the University of Reading, despite the scheme’s ‘significant gestation period’ and resulting support from council officers.

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Heritage harm halts hundreds of homes in Gloucestershire

An inspector has refused plans for 370 homes near Thornbury, Gloucestershire, despite ruling that the scheme would not be premature to the council's emerging joint spatial plan.

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Green belt motocross track must be removed

Following a hearing, an inspector has upheld enforcement action against a motocross track in the Oxford green belt, considering it 'highly unlikely' that the track's 'intricate' form came about by 'the random deposition of material'.

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Inspector overrules town centre policy to allow coffee shop

Plans to convert a vacant listed shop unit in Christchurch into a coffee shop would improve the vitality of the town’s high street, an inspector has decided, overruling local policy to grant permission.

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