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Appeals round-up: Travellers can remain despite 'high risk to life' from flooding; Unauthorised pub demolition retrospectively approved despite social harm

Words: Matt Moody
Planning appeals

A round-up of planning appeals: 2 November-8 November, 2019

Travellers can remain despite 'high risk to life' from flooding

A gypsy family can permanently remain living at a site with a high risk of flooding subject to conditions, an inspector has ruled, citing the council's inadequate supply of sites for travellers in the area.

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Unauthorised pub demolition retrospectively approved despite social harm

An inspector has granted retrospective consent to replace a pub with flats after the appellant demolished it without permission, despite acknowledging the harm its loss had caused to the local community.

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Plan to convert Cardiff student flats after two years rejected

An inspector has rejected an application to let 146 purpose-built flats to non-students less than two years after they were built, noting that it was 'the appellant's choice' to build out the scheme despite its viability 'predicament'.

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Third rejection against inspector's advice for 184-home scheme

The housing secretary has refused plans for 184 homes in Cheshire against the recommendation of a planning inspector for the third time since the application was submitted in 2013, following the appellant's successful High Court challenge.

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Poultry farm scuppered by risk to gliders

Plans for a poultry farm next to an airfield used by a gliding club have been dismissed after an aviation expert said its buildings would “substantially reduce” the chance of a safe forced landing following an engine failure after take-off.

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Jenrick dismisses 700-home scheme for harm to listed farmhouse

Robert Jenrick has dismissed a 700 home scheme in Hampshire, ruling that a healthy housing supply in the area meant that its public benefits would not outweigh harm to a grade II listed farmhouse.

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Tesla chargers would harm setting of grade II* listed country hotel

The public benefits of installing 16 Tesla electric car chargers would not outweigh the heritage and green belt harm they would cause, an inspector has ruled, noting that most electric car owners would not be able to use them.

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