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Appeals round-up: Time limit extended for 1,850-home Edinburgh Marina project; Green roof justifies glazed AONB home

Words: Matt Moody
Planning appeals

A round-up of planning appeals: 3 August-9 August, 2019

Time limit extended for 1,850-home Edinburgh Marina project

A reporter has granted a five-year extension to a major 2003 outline permission for the redevelopment of Granton Harbour in Edinburgh that was time-limited to 15 years, citing the impact of the 2008 global recession.

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Green roof justifies glazed AONB home

Plans for a new home in an open field in the Kent Downs can go ahead, an inspector has ruled, concluding that the building's green roof and cedar cladding meant it would 'harmonise with the landscape over time'.

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Appellant concealed evidence of father's cricket pavilion home

A man living in a former cricket pavilion in Somerset cannot claim immunity from enforcement action under the 'four year rule', an inspector has ruled, because his daughter concealed evidence from the council.

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Replacement of 'abandoned' chalet does not meet green belt rules

An inspector has blocked plans for a replacement chalet on green belt land, ruling that the scheme did not meet green belt policy requirements because the residential use of the existing chalet had been abandoned.

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King's Cross regeneration blocked despite mayor's support

An inspector has blocked plans for a canal-side redevelopment project to provide 2,000 square metres of additional office space in north London that was 'strongly supported' by the Mayor of London, citing heritage harm.

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Care home would create 'sense of being unable to leave'


An inspector has blocked plans for a new care home near Altrincham, ruling that the scheme's design and location would not enable residents to 'live as independent a life as possible', contrary to national policy aims.

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Sagging 'makeshift' extension harmful to conservation area

An inspector has upheld enforcement action against a portico extension to a house in Luton with a 'significant sag' in its middle, finding its poor design at odds with the surrounding conservation area.

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Residential conversion of grade-II* listed fire station tower rejected

An inspector has refused plans to convert a five-storey tower in north-west London into a one-bedroom flat, despite acknowledging that the plans would create 'a unique and novel living space within a remarkable building'.

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