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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Vulnerable adults harmed by proposed housing

An inspector, in dismissing an appeal for 19 dwellings in Norfolk, agreed that residents living within a sheltered housing scheme would potentially be harmed by the extra traffic generated by the scheme compromising safety, increasing noise and disturbance, and reducing air quality.

Ingeniously designed butterfly roof harmed by planned extension

Inserting a mansard roof on a grade II listed building in a central London conservation area would adversely affect its architectural importance, an inspector decided, concluding that it would irrevocably remove an ingeniously designed original roofspace.

Definition of original dwelling debated in green belt extension scheme

A first-floor extension to a replacement dwelling in the Surrey green belt was rejected after an inspector considered whether the impact should be assessed against the size of the previous house on the site.

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