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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Council's approach in refusing stable block served no practical purpose

A stable block and domestic dog kennels was approved in a historic park and garden and special landscape area in the Vale of Glamorgan as local plan policy compliant and no harm caused to the character and appearance of the area.

HMO allowed despite exceeding SPG thresholds

A change of use from a single family dwelling house to a house in multiple occupation in Newport city centre was allowed, despite the number of homes in multiple occupation in the vicinity already exceeding local policy thresholds.

Conversion of house to special school refused on transport grounds

The refurbishment and renovation of a dwelling and outbuildings in the green belt in south east London to provide a special school was refused for its resulting unsustainable travel patterns and adverse effect on the safe and effective operation of the highway network in the vicinity.

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Q Is planning permission required to install small air conditioning units on dwellings? JM

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Legal viewpoint: Stripy house saga highlights limits on remediation notices

Legal viewpoint: Stripy house saga highlights limits on remediation notices

Few will have missed the west London "stripy house" saga. The owner had been seeking planning permission to convert it from offices to a dwelling.

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