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Appeals round-up: South Lakeland crematorium would not harm tourism; Conditions restricting care home occupancy ‘unnecessary’

Planning appeals

A round-up of appeal decisions: 23 July-29 July, 2016

South Lakeland crematorium would not harm tourism

An inspector has approved the erection of a crematorium and memorial gardens in Crooklands, South Lakeland, after ruling that the need for this type of facility in the area outweighed its moderate impact on landscape amenity and tourism objectives.

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Government approves London City Airport expansion

Chancellor Phillip Hammond, transport secretary Chris Grayling and communities secretary Sajid Javid have announced that the £344 million expansion programme for London City Airport will go ahead, following an appeal by the airport.

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Conditions restricting care home occupancy ‘unnecessary’

An inspector has ruled that restrictive conditions on the occupancy of a multiple sclerosis short-stay rest home in Leamington Spa should be removed as they do not affect the impact that the scheme would have on the green belt.

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Lack of sustainable transport options contribute to Sussex dwellings refusal

London Regeneration Limited has been refused permission for the erection of 167 residential units, a community hub and alterations to an existing commercial business park in Crawley Down, West Sussex, after an inspector took issue with the proposal’s insufficient sustainable transport options and lack of actionable Section 106 Agreement.

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Kilsyth flats would appear ‘over-dominant’

Permission for a three-storey block of five flats has been refused in Kilsyth, North Lanarkshire, after a reporter took issue with the design and parking arrangements of the scheme.

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AONB development necessary to meet housing need

Sharba Homes Ltd has been granted permission to erect 62 dwellings in Milton-under-Wychwood, within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) against the decision of West Oxfordshire District Council.

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On-site dwelling not necessary for rabbit breeding facility

Permission has been refused for an on-site dwelling at a proposed rabbit breeding facility near Crowland, Lincolnshire, after an inspector said a need had not been proved to excuse the creation of an isolated dwelling in the countryside, in line with paragraph 55 of the National Planning Policy Framework.

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Yorkshire greenfield development needed despite five-year land supply

Gladman Developments has been permitted to develop a total of 93 dwellings on two sites in Norton, North Yorkshire, after an inspector found that the scheme’s contributions to affordable housing and the local economy outweighed the impact on heritage assets and use of agricultural land.

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Medical centre to HMO proposal would not harm living conditions

Permission has been granted fro the change of use of a vacant medical centre to a nine-bedroom house in multiple occupancy (HMO) in Huthwaite, Nottinghamshire, after an inspector determined that Ashfield District Council’s concerns anout parking and noise disturbance were unfounded.

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