DC Casebook: Next Week

- Safeguarded land released due to need

The secretary of state has allowed homes on former green belt land in Essex on the basis of need, despite an inspector's recommendation that its release should wait for a local plan review.

DCS Number 100-058-324

- Construction method statement backed

An inspector has approved six flats in north Wales after agreeing that a condition to ensure ground stability is necessary and reasonable in view of the area's history of subsidence.

DCS Number 100-058-329

- Selective pub protection found wanting

Conversion of a pub and brewery in Worcestershire into eight flats has been refused although the inspector held that trying to retain different types of pub goes beyond reasonable planning control.

DCS Number 100-058-344

- Decision explains original dwelling term

An inspector has clarified the definition of "original dwelling" in concluding that an extension to a house in the Hertfordshire green belt would result in a disproportionate addition.

DCS Number 100-058-339

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