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15/06/2018

Appeals round-up: Oil and gas exploration approved in Yorkshire green belt; Holiday let consent for recently built garage

Words: Matt Moody
Planning appeals

A round-up of planning appeals: 9 June-15 June, 2018

Oil and gas exploration approved in Yorkshire green belt

An exploratory well to investigate hydrocarbon reserves in South Yorkshire’s green belt has been granted temporary permission, after an inspector attached ‘great weight’ to government policy on mineral extraction.

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Holiday let consent for recently built garage

An inspector has approved plans to convert a recently built garage at a Welsh vineyard into holiday accommodation, ruling that the appellant had not ‘abused the system’ by planning to convert the building in advance.

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‘Optical illusion’ mural harmful to listed building

Retrospective permission for a mural painted on a grade II listed building in Weymouth has been refused after an inspector ruled that its ‘illusory effect’ detracted from the building’s architectural significance.

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Affordable housing need not 'extreme' enough to outweigh ministerial statement

A five home scheme in Devon can go ahead with no affordable housing contribution, after an inspector ruled that the need for affordable housing in the area was not 'extreme' enough to outweigh national policy.

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Brokenshire blocks 2,000 homes at Wisley Airfield

The housing secretary has refused plans for a new settlement in Surrey because of harm to the green belt, publishing his decision during the council’s local plan inquiry against the advice of the local MP.

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Roman remains prevent recovered 2,600-home Swindon scheme

The housing secretary has rejected a major urban extension because of harm to the setting of an ancient Roman settlement, ruling that the appellant’s late amendments to the scheme had breached planning rules.

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390-home scheme will have ‘extremely limited’ impact on Ripon Cathedral

The housing secretary has approved plans for 390 homes on the edge of Ripon, despite National Trust opposition to the scheme’s impact on the setting of the grade-I listed Ripon Cathedral.

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‘Edge of centre’ commercial units would not harm town centre

The housing secretary has approved plans for four comparison goods outlets and a coffee shop on a Sainsbury’s-owned car park in Bridgnorth, despite noting that 3 per cent of trade would be diverted from the town centre.

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