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Appeals round-up: Passivhaus homes refused despite green space oversupply; Notting Hill launderette is ‘necessary for modern urban living’

Words: Matt Moody
Planning appeals

A round-up of planning appeals: 21 March-27 March, 2020

Passivhaus homes refused despite green space oversupply

A housing association's plans to build 25 energy-efficient homes on designated green space in a Wychavon village have been rejected, despite a 'technical oversupply' of green space in the area.

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Notting Hill launderette is ‘necessary for modern urban living’

An inspector has rejected plans to convert a West London launderette into a dental and medical surgery, ruling that both uses were community facilities that served different functions for local people.

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Housing scheme fails at reserved matters stage

Plans for 55 homes in south Cambridgeshire that received outline permission in 2017 have been refused final approval after an inspector found harm to the character of an historic village.

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No security gates for Birmingham’s wealthiest private estate

Controversial plans for security gates at the entrance to a private Sutton Coldfield estate known as ‘Millionaire’s Row’ that divided its residents have been rejected for harming social cohesion.

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‘Castle keep’ cylindrical homes refused on Devon coast

An inspector has rejected plans for three bespoke cylindrical homes in a protected coastal area in the South Devon AONB, citing various clashes with the local development plan.

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Late stage review leads to approval for Ealing flats

An inspector has approved plans for 19 flats in Ealing despite not being 'entirely convinced' by either party's affordable housing position, after the council belatedly agreed to a late-stage review mechanism.

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Brewery tap on industrial estate has ‘feel of a pub’

A brewery tap at an industrial estate brewery in Morecambe ‘very much had the feeling of a pub’ and went beyond what could be considered an ancillary use, an inspector has ruled.

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