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11/08/2016

Appeals round-up: SoS approves 1,000 home Northampton South SUE; Green gap impact sees Dalkeith homes refused

Planning appeals

A round-up of appeal decisions: 6 August-12 August, 2016

SoS approves 1,000 home Northampton South Sustainable Urban Extension

Communities secretary Sajid Javid has granted developer Bovis Homes outline planning permission for the Northampton South Sustainable Urban Extension (SUE), but refused permission for 380 dwellings on a nearby site.

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Green gap impact sees Dalkeith homes refused

A reporter has refused Avant Homes permission in principle for a housing scheme of about 40 units in Hardengreen, Dalkeith, after seciding that the scheme would lead to the detrimental coalescence of Eskbank and Bonnyrigg.

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‘Woeful’ Mid Sussex housing supply position sees dwellings approved

Communities secretary Sajid Javid has approved plans for 40 homes in Haywards Heath, West Sussex, against the decision of Mid Sussex District Council. The appeal was recovered by former communities secretary Greg Clark on the 20 November 2015 as it involves residential development of more than 10 units in an area where a qualifying body has submitted a neighbourhood plan proposal.

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Care home and houses approved for Melbourn despite landscape impact

Endurance Estates Strategic Land has been given permission to develop a 75-bed care home and 199 dwellings in the village of Melbourn, Cambridgeshire, after an inspector ruled that the development was necessary to help tackle a “chronic housing shortage” in the area.

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Devon wind turbine owing to community concerns

Communities secretary Sajid Javid has disagreed with an inspector’s decision to grant permission for a single wind turbine in Chulmleigh, Devon, after finding that community concerns relating to landscape and cumulative impacts had not been addressed.

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Falmouth housing would not harm historic church

Midas Commercial Developments has been granted permission to develop 94 homes in the village of Budock Water, Falmouth, after finding that the setting of the grade II listed Church of St Budock would be largely preserved.

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Javid refuses 1,560 homes for Aylesbury

Communities secretary Sajid Javid has backed an inspector’s decision to refuse plans for 1,560 dwellings together with a primary school, nursery and mixed-use local centre after finding that the scheme would lead to the unacceptable coalescence of Aylesbury and the nearby village of Bierton.

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Southwaite solar farm approved despite rural view value dispute

Anesco Ltd has been given permission to develop a solar farm near Southwaite in Carlisle, after an inspector found that Eden District Council had acted contrary to the National Planning Policy Framework in its assessment of landscape value.

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110 Malvern dwellings get go-ahead

Permission has been approved for 110 dwellings in Lower Howsell, Malvern, despite disputes arising over the split of affordable housing and financial contributions towards public open space, sport and recreation.

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Javid disagrees with inspector over Kent solar farm

Communities secretary Sajid Javid has overturned an inspector’s approval of a solar farm and associated works in an area of the green belt in Edenbridge, Kent, after disagreeing that the benefits of the scheme outweighed the harm to the green belt, the character of the area and the setting of designated heritage assets.

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Scrapyard bungalow proposal would harm green belt

Permission has been refused for the construction of a bungalow on an existing scrapyard land in Bournheath, Worcestershire, after an inspector concluded that the development would harm the openness of the green belt.

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