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Timber seating deck disallowed in conservation area

An inspector found insufficient public benefit from an outdoor seating area for customers to outweigh the harm caused by a raised and enclosed timber deck constructed on the forecourt of a corner café to the character and appearance of a London conservation area street scene.

Outdoor dining area gains little support from pandemic effects

Plans by a London restaurateur to use a riverside pier for outside dining during the summer months failed when an inspector found insufficient public benefit to justify harm to a conservation area or inappropriate development in metropolitan open land.

Station redevelopment plans held not to harm public transport accessibility

Plans for a mixed-use scheme on a station car park in north London have been ruled not to harm public transport accessibility.

Council fails to justify public health objection to a new McDonald's take-away

An inspector approved a McDonald’s fast food restaurant and drive-thru in a deprived area of a Yorkshire town, finding insufficient evidence to link an unacceptable effect on public health with the location of the site.

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