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05/10/2018

Appeals round-up: Tata Steel homes plan in Northamptonshire village blocked; Inspector quashes condition reserving home for local person

Words: Huw Morris
Planning appeals

A round-up of planning appeals: 29 September-5 October

Tata Steel homes plan in Northamptonshire village blocked

Outline planning permission for up to 31 homes next to the village of Stanion, Northamptonshire, have been dismissed for failing to comply with a joint core strategy focusing on growth towns and national policy.

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Inspector quashes condition reserving home for local person

An appeal against a condition for a detached home in Ansty to be first occupied by an ‘approved person’ with local links has been allowed.

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Camber Sands beach huts refused for damage to nature conservation

A proposal to site 13 beach huts on Camber Sands has been rejected because of its serious adverse effect on nature conservation and habitats.

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Consent granted for offices-to-flats conversion of Newbury listed building

Listed building consent has been granted for the change of use of three floors of a grade II listed building from office to residential use in Newbury.

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Manchester shop extension is deemed appropriately located

A proposal for a single-storey extension to shops in Manchester has been approved after an inspector decided that it would have an acceptable effect on the character and appearance of the area.

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Communications mast would breach local and national policies

An inspector has upheld East Hampshire District Council’s refusal of prior approval for a communications mast at a social club in Grayshott after deciding that it contravened local and national policy.

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Ickford homes plan rejected for harm to rural setting and listed building

Outline planning permission for 49 homes by Landlink near Ickford have been turned down because of the threat of harm to the character and beauty of the countryside and a nearby heritage asset.

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Retired publican’s appeal to convert bar and stay in village blocked

An appeal by a retired publican who wanted to convert the ground floor of her pub into residential accommodation so that she could continue to live in the community has been rejected.

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Croydon Conservatives’ plan to build homes in HQ garden is vetoed

An inspector has rejected Croydon Conservative Federation’s bid to subdivide the rear garden at its headquarters to develop two family homes.

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Huddersfield smoking shelter is a building, inspector rules

An enforcement notice ordering a Huddersfield pub to take down a smoking shelter has been upheld.

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Housing rejected for harm to Harrogate heritage assets

Outline planning permission for up to 80 homes by the Swinton Estate on the edge of a conservation area near Harrogate has been refused for potentially causing unacceptable harm to heritage assets.

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Appeal dismissed over failure to meet listed exceptions for green belt

A refusal by Calderdale Borough Council for the demolition of a property and its replacement in the green belt has been upheld by an inspector after he decided it did not meet listed exceptions.

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Lake District barn conversion allowed over access and safety

A barn can be converted into a three-bedroom house in the Lake District after the National Park Authority did not refer to any development policies in its refusal.

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Inspector rules new height of Porthcawl house will not harm area

The demolition of existing flats and their replacement with a second application for a five-bedroom house can go ahead in Porthcawl after an inspector concluded that the new height of the scheme would not harm the area or nearby living conditions.

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Brokenshire backs inspector on York homes proposal

Housing and communities secretary James Brokenshire has backed an inspector’s decision to grant permission to a major housing development in York.

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Brokenshire rejects major retail plan for failing sequential test

Housing and communities secretary James Brokenshire has refused outline planning permission for a major mixed-use, retail-led development in South Gloucestershire owing to its adverse impact on a similar development in Bristol.

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Ceredigion ordered to pay for appeal over its ‘unreasonable’ refusal

Ceredigion County Council has been told to pay the full costs of an appeal over its ‘unreasonable behaviour‘ in rejecting an application.

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Pub conversion dismissed for undermining local retail vitality

Two appeals to convert a pub in Edwinstowe into a food store and residential accommodation have been dismissed because of the effect on a district centre’s vitality and viability.

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