A planning inspector has dismissed an appeal against the refusal of planning permission for a residential development adjoining a theatre in Wallingford, Oxfordshire, in what campaigners claim is the first instance of the revised National Planning Policy Framework’s (NPPF) “agent of change” principle being cited in relation to a theatre.
A planning inspector has granted permission for up to 440 homes on an allocated greenfield site in Kent and issued a partial costs award against the local authority, after concluding that there was “no demonstrable evidence” backing up one of the council’s reasons for refusal on highways grounds.
Councillors have given a renewed go-ahead to an 800-home development partly located within the Home Counties green belt.
A Kent council has failed in an effort to overturn an inspector’s order for it do pay a developer’s appeal costs, after a judge ruled that the authority was guilty of “unreasonable behaviour” in its handling of the appeal.
Commentators from across the planning and development sectors have expressed alarm about a proposed new permitted development right allowing a range of high street commercial uses to convert to housing, predicting far-reaching consequences for both local authorities trying to plan their town centres and property owners.
The High Court has upheld a planning inspector’s decision to refuse plans for an unlawful gypsy traveller site pitch on countryside in West Sussex on grounds of pedestrian safety.
The High Court has extended two interim injunctions following a “particularly flagrant breach of planning controls” carried out by up to 100 people who attempted to turn an Essex green belt site into an illegal travellers camp.
Permission for a 51-storey 667-home scheme in central Birmingham, including what would be the city’s second tallest building, has been quashed after the council failed to include an objection from a conservation campaign group in a report to its planning committee.
Warrington Borough Council’s development management committee yesterday unanimously approved plans for a 600-home greenfield scheme, despite the site being allocated for employment use in the local plan.
Plans have been approved for a 67,000 square metre employment scheme on a 15.6-hectare former green belt site near the M18 motorway in South Yorkshire.