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Broad Towers, Caerleon – planning appeal succeeds and retrospective planning permission is granted

Clive Moys advised and settled the appellants’ representations in their successful s.78 Householder planning appeal from Newport City Council’s refusal to grant retrospective planning permission for the enlargement of a window and the installation of a balcony at Broad Towers, Broadway, Caerleon, Newport. The Welsh Ministers appointed inspector Mr Richard E. Jenkins BA (Hons), MSc, MRTPI to determine the appeal (APP/G6935/D/17/3178127). Broad Towers is attached to Priory House (aka Radford House) a grade II listed building, and both are within the Caerleon conservation area. The inspector accepted that when considered against the lawful “fall-back” position the works were of limited impact, preserved the character and appearance of the Caerleon conservation area, and did not conflict with the policies in Newport’s Local Development Plan which had been relied upon by the council when refusing planning permission.