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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Inconsistent evidence undermines council's affordable housing claim

A developer and Gloucestershire local authority agreed in principle that up to 420 dwellings should be provided on a site which was provisionally allocated for development in an emerging plan, but in allowing the appeal an inspector decided that the council's demand that 10 per cent of the units should be affordable had not been proven.

Alterations to listed pub agreed given contribution to gritty metropolitan colour

Listed building consent was granted for various alterations to a grade II listed building in Soho, central London, an inspector noting that its use as a pub contributed to the gritty metropolitan colour that gave the area its unique reputation and air of 'vicarious excitement'.

Affordable housing requirement justified on flatted development

The failure of an appellant to make provision for affordable housing within a scheme for six flats in north London enabled an inspector to reject the development.

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Last month, an inspector reaffirmed that unconstrained objectively assessed need (OAN) applies in the absence of an up-to-date plan.

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