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Appeals round-up: Replacement uPVC windows for listed building ‘would lack finesse’; Eco-home ‘not sufficiently innovative’ for NPPF paragraph 55

Words: Matt Moody
Planning appeals

A round-up of planning appeals: 5 January-11 January, 2018

Replacement uPVC windows for listed building ‘would lack finesse’

An inspector has blocked plans to replace the timber windows of a listed home in Falmouth with uPVC ones, ruling that the plastic replacements would “lack the finesse and craftsmanship” of the existing ones.

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Eco-home ‘not sufficiently innovative’ for NPPF paragraph 55

Plans for a zero-carbon climate-neutral settlement near Chichester have been blocked after an inspector ruled that its renewable technologies were ‘increasingly finding favour’ with housebuilders and could no longer be considered innovative.

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Council understated landscape harm of 150-home scheme

An inspector has refused outline permission for 150 homes in Somerset, deciding that although the scheme’s public benefits outweighed its modest harm to heritage assets, the effect on the surrounding landscape carried most weight in the planning balance.

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Summer permission for wedding tipis allowed despite local opposition

A wedding venue will no longer have to dismantle its tipis after each event in accordance with permitted development rules as an inspector granted temporary permission for the venue to operate between May and September.

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‘Poor standard of design’ halts Harrow high-rise

An inspector has refused plans for a residential and commercial building rising to six storeys in Stanmore in the London Borough of Harrow, ruling that ‘the commitment to increased housing supply in London must not be met at the expensive of quality”.

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