Applicants win planning fights
TEN planning decisions have been given the go-ahead by Government inspectors in the past year – despite being earlier rejected by a council.
The applicants appealed to the Planning Inspectorate after seeing their proposals thrown out by Newcastle Borough Council.
The successful appeals include the extension of the beer store at Wood Lane Cricket Club, a new out-of-town discount supermarket at Talke, and the new hotel planned at Keele University.
Fourteen more appeals lodged in 2011/12 were rejected by the planning inspectorate.
They included a domestic wind turbine in Alsagers Bank, and a building to store classic cars in Whitmore.
The council has not been required to pay out any costs following the cases.
The council received a total of 29 appeals in 2010/11.
Details of the 2011/12 planning appeals are being presented to tonight's meeting of Newcastle Borough Council's planning committee.