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24/03/2016

Appeals round-up: Oxfordshire homes allowed despite windfall site dispute; Access road issues see Balado homes rejected

A round up of appeal decisions: 19 March-25 March, 2016

Oxfordshire homes allowed despite windfall site dispute

Wates Developments has been granted permission to develop 85 homes in Wallingford, Oxfordshire, despite contention over the relevance of a ring-fenced district in the county to South Oxfordshire Council’s ability to prove a five-year supply of housing land.

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Access road issues see Balado homes rejected

Permission has been refused for eight dwellings and associated infrastructure including access road, parking and drainage provision in Balado, Scotland, after a reporter ruled that he was not confident that the proposed access road would gain Road Construction Consent (RCC).

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Green space loss given more weight than housing shortage in Boston homes decision

An inspector has refused permission for the development of 60 dwellings in Sutterton, Boston, despite acknowledging that Boston Borough Council could not demonstrate a five-year supply of deliverable housing land.

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Stables development has sufficient land for care of horses

Two stables with carriage and feed stores have been approved for a site in the green belt in Rochford, Essex, after an inspector determined that the development met with national standards for the care of horses.

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Major mixed-use development allowed for Hartlepool

Brenda Road Holdings Ltd has been granted permission for the demolition of buildings in an existing employment area and the construction of a major new development to include 300 apartments for over-55s and 80 homes in Hartlepool.

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Barnstaple residential development deemed sustainable

Permission has been granted for 77 dwellings in Barnstaple, Devon, after an inspector decided that the accessibility of local facilities from the appeal site was appropriate.

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Orpington mausoleum would not harm highway safety

Permission has been granted for the change of use of two existing buildings to create a mausoleum in Old Hill, Orpington, after an inspector decided that the proposal would not create an unacceptable traffic pattern or be detrimental to highway safety.

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Student rooms will complement Cambridge street scene

HUB Cambridge LLP has been granted permission for a 202-bedroom student housing development on Newmarket Road in Cambridge, against the decision of Cambridge City Council.

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