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Appeals round-up: Village’s last remaining pub saved from conversion; Garden landscaping condition is ‘not reasonable’

Words: Matt Moody
Planning appeals

A round-up of planning appeals: 20 April-26 April, 2019

Village’s last remaining pub saved from conversion

An inspector has refused plans for the residential conversion of a pub in Nottinghamshire after a local community group indicated that it had reached an agreement to buy the business, despite numerous short-lived attempts to reopen it in the past.

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Garden landscaping condition is ‘not reasonable’

An inspector has sided with a homeowner who disputed a planning condition that required him to maintain 25 per cent of his front garden as soft landscaping, in light of parking pressures in the area.

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Lawful development certificate refused for Glasgow Airbnb flat

A flat that has been let as short-term holiday accommodation since 2018 has undergone a material change of use, a reporter has ruled in refusing to grant a lawful development certificate.

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Split decision on primary school planning conditions

An inspector has issued a split decision on a Woking primary school’s application to lift restrictions on how it can use two of its buildings, in light of a letter signed by 34 local residents.

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Expansion of Europe’s largest distribution centre approved

Long-mooted plans to double the size of Magna Park in Leicestershire can go ahead despite opposition from a local MP, after an inspector found the scheme’s public benefits outweighed harm to a nearby scheduled monument.

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Housing scheme at green belt golf club rejected

An inspector has cited harm to green belt openness in refusing plans for 30 homes on brownfield land at a golf club near Basildon, despite the local council’s housing land supply of only 1.61 years.

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Orkney Council's rejection of two wind farms overturned

A reporter has overturned Orkney Council's decision to block plans for two wind farms on the island, citing their contribution towards the case for a new electricity interconnector link to mainland Scotland.

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Segregation and ‘mothballing’ of listed pub deemed unacceptable

Plans to convert the ground floor of a listed pub near Leeds into a convenience store while segregating and ‘mothballing’ its upper floor and basement have been blocked on heritage grounds.

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