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09/12/2016

Appeals round-up: Southport Sainsbury’s will not harm town centre, says Javid; 270 homes approved for Selby despite prematurity concerns

Planning appeals

A round-up of appeal decisions: 3 December-9 December, 2016

Southport Sainsbury’s will not harm town centre, says Javid

Communities secretary Sajid Javid has supported an inspector’s decision to grant permission for the redevelopment of three retail units to create a Sainsbury’s supermarket, after concluding that this out-of-town development would not harm the vitality of Southport town centre.

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Leicestershire homes allowed despite ‘exceedance of housing requirement’

Manor Oak Homes has been granted permission to develop 110 homes at Kibworth Beauchamp, Leicestershire, after a ruling that the area neighbourhood plan was at too early a stage to be determinative in the appeal decision.

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Javid refuses solar park for Surrey green belt

Communities secretary Sajid Javid has backed an inspector’s decision to refuse permission for a 5.25 mega-watt solar development in Smallfield, Surrey, after agreeing that the harm to the green belt outweighed the benefits of the scheme.

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100m high turbine approved for Aberdeenshire countryside

A reporter has granted permission for a single wind turbine in Banff, Aberdeenshire, after disagreeing with the council about the cumulative visual impact of the turbine with other wind energy development in the locality.

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270 homes approved for Selby despite prematurity concerns

Hodgson’s Gate Developments has been granted permission to develop 270 homes in Sherburn Elmet, Selby, despite Selby District Council’s argument that the scheme’s use of safeguarded land would be premature to its local plan.

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Ingleby Barwick to get 200 more homes

Permission has been granted for up to 200 homes in Ingleby Barwick, Stockton-on-Tees, after an inspector concluded that the parish could accommodate more residential development alongside other approved large-scale housing development.

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‘Significant’ chicken farm allowed for Chester

An inspector has allowed the erection of two poultry sheds to house 100,000 broiler chickens for an area of green belt in Dodleston, Chester, despite noting the potential impact on an adjacent pedigree turkey business.

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50 Weston-super-Mare homes will not harm beauty spot

Coldharbour Land Ltd has been granted permission to develop 50 homes on land 350 metres to the west of the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, after judging that the development would not be unsuitable in the appeal site context.

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