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10/09/2021

Appeals round-up: Time called on listed Poole pub; Solar panels allowed for impact on conservation area; Warwickshire homes plan meets junction and viability provisions

Words: Huw Morris
Planning appeals

A round-up of planning appeals: 4 - 10 September, 2021

Affordable housing scheme in York green belt rejected

A proposal to build 60 affordable homes on York’s green belt has been dismissed for fundamentally conflicting with the purposes of national policy and failing to meet any exceptions for such housing.

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School works rejected for fire safety and living conditions flaws

Plans for major improvement works at a pre-prep school in Hampton have been rejected owing to their impact on the living conditions of a neighbouring property and serious flaws in a strategy for fire safety.

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Cambridge councils clash over outline permission appeal

An inspector has dismissed an appeal for outline planning permission for a housing development after two Cambridgeshire local authorities locked horns over the scheme.

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Rotherham enforcement notice quashed for unclear wording

An enforcement notice citing the unauthorised siting of a takeaway container unit has been quashed for failing to specify clearly the alleged breach of planning control.

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Time called on listed Poole pub to make way for 74-flat block

A locally listed pub can be demolished and replaced with a block of 74 flats after an inspector found its significance as a heritage asset to be low.

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Care community scheme approved in Bath World Heritage Site

Planning permission has been granted for a care community and mixed-use development in Bath after an inspector decided that its benefits outweighed any potential harm to the city’s World Heritage Site (WHS).

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South Hams homes backed on surface drainage grounds

Planning permission has been granted for two appeals for a major housing development at Chillington after an inspector decided that the scheme would provide adequate surface water drainage.

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Warwickshire homes plan meets junction and viability provisions

An appeal to build 149 homes on agricultural land within a Warwickshire village has been allowed after an inspector was satisfied with safety improvements to a nearby junction and the proposal’s provision for affordable housing.

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Solar panels at Barnet house allowed for impact on conservation area

Solar panels can be installed on a listed property in High Barnet after an inspector found they would preserve the character and appearance of a conservation area.

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Edinburgh hotel granted planning permission in principle

Planning permission has been granted in principle for a 200-bed hotel, restaurant, bar and conference facilities next to Edinburgh’s Royal Highland Centre after a reporter decided that it accorded with the local development plan.

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