Summaries of key development management decisions, including appeals, ombudsman reports, court judgements and Secretary of State decisions. Cases are selected and summarised by the COMPASS team. COMPASS is a fully indexed and searchable database of planning decisions.

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No fault found in decision to approve tower centre

York City Council made no legal error in granting planning permission for a visitor centre at a scheduled ancient monument, the High Court has ruled.

No pressing need for green belt burial ground

An inspector dismissed an appeal for a burial ground on 27 hectares of grassland on the edge of a large town in Essex, finding no very special circumstances to set aside green belt policy objections.

Housing allowed on upper floors found surplus to office use

The change of use of part second and all of the third floor of a London borough building, from office to residential use, was allowed after an inspector decided the scheme did not contravene employment or affordable housing policies.

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Q Under classes C, J, M, N, O, P, R, S and T of part 3, schedule 2 of the General Permitted Development Order 2015, prior approval is required before the change of use can take place...

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