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Appeals round-up: Pink paint in conservation area is ‘neither bright nor gaudy’; Third adult gaming centre in Hull terrace allowed

Words: Matt Moody
Planning appeals

A round-up of planning appeals: 19 October-25 October, 2019

Pink paint in conservation area is ‘neither bright nor gaudy’

The unauthorised painting of a house in St John’s Wood has received retrospective permission, after an inspector ruled that the ‘delicate’ pink shade of Farrow & Ball paint used was ‘harmonious’ with its surroundings.

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Third adult gaming centre in Hull terrace allowed

An adult gaming centre can move into a vacant unit in a shopping terrace in Hull that already has two such uses, an inspector has ruled, even though the scheme would exceed the threshold of non-retail uses allowed under local policy.

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HMO accessed through bar cannot become a hostel

Plans to convert an HMO on Edgware Road that is in poor condition, partly vacant, and accessible only through a bar area into a hostel for backpackers would be contrary to local housing policy, an inspector has ruled. 

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266 homes on green belt land near York approved

An inspector has approved large housing plans on green belt land on the edge of York, noting that the council's emerging plan, which will define the area's green belt boundary in detail for the first time, proposes allocating the site for housing.

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Kensington affordable housing schemes refused in triple inquiry

After considering three separate proposals to redevelop a brownfield site in west London, an inspector rejected the two that included housing that would be 100 per cent affordable, granting permission for an office-led iteration of the plans instead.

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Prior approval for 200 flats above Milton Keynes train station

An inspector has approved plans to convert four floors of office space above Milton Keynes train station into 200 flats, finding that the scheme complied with permitted development rules.

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Rural floristry ‘financially sound’ despite Brexit uncertainty

An inspector has approved plans to build a home at an ‘artisan floristry’ in a Welsh national park, after the appellants demonstrated that their business was financially sound despite uncertainty over future government subsidies.

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