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Costs awarded due to unreasonable assumptions and fallback position…

An appeal involving a development of up to 50 dwellings in Leicestershire along with a scout hut, allotments and public open space was allowed, an inspector also concluding that the council had acted unreasonably in refusing permission.

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Village suitable for additional housing on greenfield site…

Outline planning permission was granted for up to 37 dwellings on two hectares of land on the edge of a village in Essex after the council was unable to demonstrate a five-year supply of housing land.

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Change of use appeal won in East Herts…

Sworders have won an appeal relating to the change of use of an agricultural building to a commercial use in the Green Belt in East Hertfordshire. After refusing a retrospective planning application, East Herts served an Enforcement Notice. Sworders appealed both the refusal and the enforcement notice; the appeal was approved and the notice …

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Planning consent secured for replacement dwelling on Green Belt…

Sworders secured planning consent for a larger, replacement dwelling on Green Belt land in South Cambridgeshire District on 21st September 2016.

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Prior approval granted for the conversion of an agricultural building to flexible use…

Prior approval has been granted for the conversion of an agricultural building to a flexible use (Schedule 2, Part 3, Class R) in Harborough District. This was fought against significant neighbour opposition and went to committee. Prior approval was granted on 15th September 2016.

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Success at appeal in East Hertfordshire District…

Sworders were recently successful at appeal in East Hertfordshire District, securing outline planning permission for 5 houses in the countryside on the basis that the Local Planning Authority could not demonstrate an adequate supply of housing land.

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Award of costs against Uttlesford District Council…

Sworders recently won an award of costs against Uttlesford District Council (as well as achieving planning permission for two dwellings) over their requirement for an affordable housing contribution. The costs can now be reimbursed to our client.

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