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Appeals round-up: Permanent residential use of Essex holiday park denied; Age no reason to deny residents pleasant outdoor space

Words: Matt Moody
Planning appeals

A round-up of planning appeals: 1 May-7 May, 2021

Brexit uncertainty justifies worker’s caravan at bird business

An inspector has granted temporary permission for a worker’s caravan at a bird-selling business in Northamptonshire, ruling that it was too early to tell whether new trading arrangements with the EU would leave the business with surplus space.

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Permanent residential use of Essex holiday park denied

Plans for a change of use to allow people over 50 to live permanently at a caravan park in Tendring have been rejected by an inspector, despite his acknowledgement that the appellant’s argument had ‘a certain tempting logic’ to it.

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Age no reason to deny residents pleasant outdoor space

An inspector has blocked plans for 45 retirement apartments in Handforth, Cheshire, ruling that residents should not be denied 'the choice of sitting out in a pleasant space', even if their age meant they were less likely to sit outside.

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Jenrick rejects calls for more stringent emissions conditions

The housing secretary has rejected Swale Borough Council’s attempts to impose stringent carbon reduction conditions on plans for 675 homes at Sittingbourne, Kent, ruling that the conditions were not reasonable because they ‘went beyond current and emerging national policy’.

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Solar park would harm Bosworth battlefield

Plans for a 35MW solar park that would power 10,500 homes have been blocked by an inspector, who found the scheme would unacceptably harm the adjacent site of the Battle of Bosworth Field, the final battle of the Wars of the Roses.

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Traveller site approved again despite 'action group' objections

An inspector has granted a new permission for a Gypsy Traveller pitch in Wychavon after an earlier permission was lost following non-compliance with conditions, commenting that concerns raised by the settled community did not 'run with the use of the land'.

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Homes refused on Welsh language grounds

An inspector has blocked plans for six homes in a Welsh village with a proportion of Welsh language speakers more than three times higher than the national average, citing concerns that the homes would not be accessible to local people.

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