In allowing an appeal against a notice of invalidity relating to a proposal for caravans in north Wales an inspector pointed out that the siting of a caravan is a use of land and not operational development (DCS Number 400-030-724).
Monthly Archives: May 2021
An appeal concerning a sunken seating area at the bottom of the garden of a house in the north London green belt (DCS Number 400-030-752) provides a handy reminder of how it came about that a detached outbuilding can be regarded as an extension for planning purposes.
In rejecting a proposal to redevelop a barn and storage sheds in a remote part of Cornwall with two dwellings an inspector dealt rapidly (in one and a bit pages, in fact) with the appellant’s argument that it would tidy up the site (DCS Number 400-030-878).
Next year the case of Burdle & Williams v SSE & New Forest RDC  will have provided the planning system with a half century of useful service. In recognition of this achievement we really ought to be making plans. We could name a ship, a hospital or a school after it, or perhaps more appropriately we could adopt ‘the burdle’ as a measure for a planning unit. Have a think.
One of the many grim consequences of the pandemic is that, as a society, we have been called on to reassess the expectations and rituals associated with death. With this in mind we thought a recent appeal decision (DCS Number 400-030-874) relating to a site in rural mid Wales was topical.
An inspector has upheld a south London council’s refusal to grant prior approval for the residential conversion of a modern office building on the basis that it fell within the curtilage of a listed building (DCS Number 400-030-700).