Login | Register

Appeal: 50 Weston-super-Mare homes will not harm beauty spot

New builds / Shutterstock_403894639

Coldharbour Land Ltd has been granted permission to develop 50 homes on land 350 metres to the west of the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), after judging that the development would not be unsuitable in the appeal site context.

Inspector Michael Boniface agreed with the appellant’s landscape and visual impact assessment which concluded that the landscape in the area of the appeal site is of medium sensitivity, having some value but being undesignated, and having some scope for a limited scale of change.

He judged that given the size of the development, the limited range of views and the close relationship .....Sign Up or Login to read full article

THE PLANNER is the Official

Not a member?
60 day free trial of our premium content when you Register Now

RTPI Member Login

Go back to The Planner Home Page



  • Titled 'The future of planning: What's next?', this year's Planning Convention asked big questions about the direction in which the profession is headed and the role it can play in shaping our collective futures. The Planner's editorial team took note

    Images from the convention
  • Discussion of the housing crisis – and what planners can do to fix it – again permeated the annual convention. The Planner sat in on panels focusing on specialist housing and the role of local authorities, as well as an address from the housing minister, writes Matt Moody

    Illustration: Housing construction
  • ”What we do with our cities will either make or break our species,” suggested New York architect Vishaan Chakrabarti in considering how to create future successful cities. Martin Read reports

    A modern city scene