Aesthetic Concerns Justify Permit Denial

Lawlor, James
July 2006
Planning;Jul2006, Vol. 72 Issue 7, p46
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the ruling of the Court of Appeals that favors the previous decision of the City of Wichita in referring to aesthetic condition against the appeal of R. H. Gump Revocable Trust in April 2006 in Kansas. Gump requested for a permit to install a 135 foot tall wireless communications antenna in the district in 2003 and it was concealed by referring it as a flagpole. The council, upon reviewing the project, have seen the damaging effect it will give to the beautification programs initiated in the area. But Gump contends that the judgment was unfair and stand that aesthetic basis is a clear absurdity. The court, on the other hand, contends that it was a valid consideration and supports the city council's initiative.


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