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- Surface mining rejected on visual harm

Ministers have rejected an extension to an opencast coal site in south Wales after finding that it would harm the landscape, public enjoyment of the countryside and living conditions. DCS Number 100-065-594

- Care home approved in residential area

The conversion of a house in Essex to a care home has been allowed after an inspector was unconvinced that it would undermine the area's residential character or harm amenity. DCS Number 100-065-587

- Snowdon views rule out wind project

A proposal for 13 wind turbines has been rejected at a site in north Wales after an inspector ruled that the scheme would harm an important view of Snowdon. DCS Number 100-065-581

- Boat mooring enforcement move upheld

An enforcement notice directed against the mooring of a boat in a Cornish boatyard has been upheld because repairs had become secondary to the provision of accommodation. DCS Number 100-065-561

Correction: Elizabeth Lawrence was the inspector in DCS Number 100-065-007, not Elizabeth Fieldhouse as stated (Planning, 27 November, p27)

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