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Planning Casebook Appeal Summaries

Vacant building credit not an automatic substitute for viability assessment

The redevelopment of an equestrian centre for 46 new houses, including four affordable homes, and the conversion of listed buildings to a further four dwellings in the Hertfordshire green belt, was rejected after an inspector found the level of affordable housing inadequate.

Value of community asset overplayed

A London community failed to persuade an inspector to reject plans to build house on an open space in their neighbourhood.

Fast food restaurant hours extended

An inspector approved longer trading hours for a MacDonald's restaurant and drive thru operating within the vicinity of residential development in a London borough, allowing it to open between 5am and 2am the following day.

Legal Viewpoint

Legal Viewpoint: Still scope for challenges to costs protection rules

The government has long struggled to find an efficient and effective way of meeting the requirements of the Aarhus Convention that environmental challenges should not be prohibitively expensive.

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