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Appeals round-up: Private 16,500 sq m lake would harm AONB; ‘Robust’ conservatory design rejected

Words: Matt Moody
Planning appeals

A round-up of planning appeals: 29 June-5 July, 2019

Private 16,500 sq m lake would harm AONB

An inspector has rejected plans to create an artificial private lake in Kent with a footprint of more than 16,500 square metres, citing harm to the special qualities of the High Weald AONB.

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‘Robust’ conservatory design rejected

Plans to replace a grade-II listed cottage’s ‘dilapidated lean-to’ with a new conservatory have been rejected on design grounds.

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HMO conversion would further upset balance of community

Plans to convert a property from a dwelling to five-bed HMO (house in multiple occupation) were rejected over concerns that it would harm a community that “already suffers from an imbalance”.

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Next phase of Tottenham Hotspur regeneration plans approved

North London football club Tottenham Hotspur has won permission to build 316 new homes and a community library, as part of a wider project to regenerate the area around its new £1 billion stadium.

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'Pragmatic approach' to sequential test leads to refusal

Plans for a new home on a flood-threatened site failed the 'sequential test' required by local policy, an inspector has ruled, after deciding that alternative sites with planning permission remained 'available' until building works had begun.

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Unauthorised student flats meet local policy criteria

Enforcement action against a building in Leamington Spa containing 27 bedrooms across four flats that was built without permission has been quashed, after an inspector found that the building complied with local HMO policy.

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More regular car boot sales would harm green belt openness

A car boot sale in Staffordshire that already has permission to operate for 24 days a year on green belt land would cause unacceptable harm if it was allowed to trade for 40 days a year, an inspector has ruled.

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