Residential, Planning Appeals

Important Planning Appeal Approved

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Outcome – Parker Planning Services are very pleased to announce that permission has been granted for a scheme outside of the settlement boundary. Here we won through an Appeal Hearing relating to housing in Horsford.

This is an important decision. This proposal was refused partly because it conflicted with the Councils Local Planning Policy in relation to rural housing.  However, the Planning Inspector agreed with us that the Councils Local Planning Policies are inconsistent with the current guidelines from the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), indicating that they are overly restrictive and should be considered out of date.

Proposal – Full planning permission has been granted for 6 Bungalows with associated garages, parking and gardens on a site just outside the village of Horsford’s Settlement Boundary.

Our Advice – We carefully demonstrated that an appropriate scheme could be delivered on the site and the principle of development was acceptable. Here, we successfully contested the Councils 5-year housing supply. We questioned the Council’s interpretation of the Local Planning Policies and whether they were up to date with current guidelines.  Key elements for our proposal included that Horsford is defined as a “Service Village” with good transport links, amenities, and sustainable credentials. The proposed site presented in a relatively secluded location, whilst having buildings present on two of its boundaries.

Like to know more? If you are looking for planning advice on similar sites, outside of the settlement boundary, that adjoins existing development, then do get in touch. We’d be pleased to advise on your potential chances of success.

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