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Appeals round-up: Plan-led strategy triumphs in Northants housing appeal; Reporter dismisses Glasgow police station redevelopment

Words: Huw Morris
Planning appeals

A round-up of planning appeals: 20 November-26 November, 2021

Sutton block approved without affordable homes on viability

Plans for a residential block on Sutton High Street with no affordable homes have been approved after an inspector ruled that the scheme met viability tests.

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Plan-led strategy triumphs in Northants housing appeal

Outline planning permission for a Northamptonshire housing scheme has been refused in an appeal that focused on the principle of a plan-led planning system.

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Reporter dismisses Glasgow police station redevelopment

Plans to redevelop a vacant police station in Glasgow and build 78 flats have been dismissed after a reporter identified an unacceptable loss of daylight to neighbouring properties.

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Inspector backs major mixed-use scheme next to RAF Lyneham

Outline planning permission has been granted for a major mixed-use development at a Wiltshire village next to RAF Lyneham because its housing benefits outweighed its conflict with several local policies.

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Highway safety fears scupper Norfolk ex-army camp conversion

Plans to convert former army training buildings in Norfolk into four holiday lets for disabled people have been rejected after an inspector identified serious concerns about highway safety for pedestrians and wheelchair users.

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Split decision on hybrid Leicestershire storage and distribution plan

An inspector has come to a split decision on two appeals concerning a hybrid application for large storage and distribution schemes in open countryside in Leicestershire.

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Electricity generation plant approved as benefits outweigh harm

A proposal for a flexible electricity generation plant in Essex has secured planning permission after an inspector concluded that its benefits outweighed any harm to non-designated heritage assets.

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M25 service scheme proposal falls foul of green belt rules

Outline planning permission for a motorway service area on the M25 has been rejected for causing significant harm to the green belt.

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Appeal on delivery hours condition at Hertford scheme allowed

An appeal against a condition restricting delivery hours on planning permission granted to a major mixed-use development in Hertford’s town centre has been allowed after an inspector found it was not “reasonable and necessary”.

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Electric vehicle charging station dismissed for green belt harm

Plans for an electric vehicle (EV) charging station close to Heathrow Airport have been rejected after an inspector decided that the proposal would not amount to “very special circumstances” for development in the green belt.

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Inspector seals conditions on housing scheme to protect against noise

An appeal against conditions to seal windows on a housing development in New Malden to counteract noise has been dismissed after an inspector found they struck a balance between the needs of future occupants and nearby industrial businesses.

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