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Appeals round-up: Neighbourhood plan conflict sees 120 homes refused; 180-berth marina would detract from boating experience

A round-up of appeal decisions: 23 April-29 April, 2016

Neighbourhood plan conflict sees 120 homes refused

Communities secretary Greg Clark has refused permission for 120 homes and additional works including a sports pavilion in Hambrook, West Sussex, after deciding that the location of the scheme would undermine the emerging Chidham and Hambrook Neighbourhood Plan.

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180-berth marina would detract from boating experience

An inspector has refused permission for a 180-berth marina near Slapton Lock, Buckinghamshire, after finding that the visual impact of the development would constitute an “unwelcome intrusion” into the rural scene affecting both boat users and walkers.

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Housing would not harm school capacity

Walker Group (Scotland) has been granted permission to build 59 homes in the village of Ormiston, Scotland, after ruling that a financial contribution to a local school was sufficient to ensure that the development would not overload the school's capacity.

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110 Bolton dwellings would help address housing need

Hollins Strategic Land LLP has been granted permission for 110 dwellings in Blackrod, Bolton, after it was decided that Bolton Council did not have a suitable supply of housing land to meet demand in the area.

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Lincolnshire homes would not harm listed church

Chestnut Homes has been granted permission to develop 170 dwellings at Manor Farm, Lincolnshire, after an inspector ruled that the development would not harm the grade I listed Church of St Lawrence.

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163 homes approved and 100 refused in Suffolk

Taylor Wimpey has been granted permission to develop 163 homes in Framlingham, Suffolk, despite concerns about its impact on landscape. Persimmon Homes was refused permission to build 100 homes on a nearby site.

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Housing sustainability outweighs ‘severe’ traffic impact

Permission has been approved for two buildings comprising 62 flats, plus a community/arts/food and drink facility in Farnborough, Hampshire, after an inspector concluded that the potential for the development to result in ‘severe’ traffic conditions could be suitably mitigated by a highway solution.

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Unilateral undertaking is not compliant with CIL regulations

Redrow Homes NW has been given permission of a part re-plan to 174 dwellings at an existing approved development in Bangor, north-west Wales, despite an inspector disagreeing with the cascade mechanism for affordable housing included in the appellant’s Unilateral Undertaking.

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Open space loss does not outweigh housing shortage

Copperwood Developments has been granted permission to develop 56 homes in an area of countryside in Ash, Surrey, after the council’s lack of five-year housing supply was deemed to outweigh the loss of open space.

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