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Appeal: 270 homes refused due to heritage impact, in light of High Court ruling

Colne, Lancashire

An inspector has granted permission to Junction Property Limited for 90 homes in Colne, Lancashire, but refused permission for 270 dwellings to the same developer, after finding greater weight should be given to a less than substantial impact on heritage assets in line with a recent High Court ruling.

Inspector Mike Robins noted that Pendle Borough Council agreed it could not currently demonstrate a five-year supply of deliverable housing land, and as such the presumption in favour of sustainable development would normally be engaged in line with the NPPF. But Robins noted that the parties agreed that a different approach needed to be taken regarding the impact on heritage assets following t.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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