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- Mine landscape harm judged insignificant

The secretary of state has allowed an opencast coal mine in Shropshire after finding that it would assist in meeting a national need and its environmental impact would be negligible.

DCS Number 100-064-562

- Chapel community use ruled incompatible

The conversion of a disused chapel in a south Wales cemetery to community use has been rejected because it would conflict with the character and use of the facility.

DCS Number 100-064-762

- Affordable housing rejected in green belt

An appellant has failed to show that 31 homes in Lancashire would comply with a policy permitting very limited affordable housing in the green belt in the context of urgent need.

DCS Number 100-064-767

- Homes allowed at company sports site

The redevelopment of a sports ground in south London for 44 dwellings and community sports facilities has been allowed, since its use had been limited to company staff.

DCS Number 100-064-758

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