The Waltham Oak pub at 757 Lea Bridge Road, E17 9DZ will be converted from a pub (A4) to a Place of Worship (D1). The council refused permission but the Faizan-e-Islam Educational and Cultural Trust appealed and the Inspector found in their favour and has granted planning permission.
The council's case seemed to depend on the disturbance to local residents, but as it has been a pub for many years presumably the residents have got used to being disturbed.
It seems the council's case was weak, but although the Trust asked for costs, the Inspector found in favour of the council as they had "not behaved unreasonably".
Save the Waltham Oak
Inspector's Report and search for case 2210702
Planning Application 2013/0057