Appeal Success for Kendrick Homes’ Major Development
Tyler Parkes is pleased to have successfully appealed the refusal of an application for the Reserved Matters for the development of 35 dwellings on behalf of our Clients, Kendrick Homes Ltd.
The 1.2 hectare appeal site is located at the south-east edge of the village of Newbold-on-Stour within Stratford-on-Avon District
Council’s boundary. Outline planning permission was previously granted on appeal for a development of up to 35 dwellings on the site. The subsequent application for the remaining Reserved Matters details was refused by the Council, albeit against Officer recommendation, over concerns regarding character and appearance of the development; it’s impact upon the rural setting; car parking provision; and housing mix.
Tyler Parkes was instructed by Kendrick Homes Ltd to appeal the refusal, as well as seeking an award of costs against the Council for unreasonable behaviour.
In assessing the appeal, the Planning Inspector found that the layout and design of the development was “well designed and would complement the character and appearance of the village” in accordance with the Council’s Development Plan policies; that the level and layout of parking was in accordance with the Council’s adopted car parking standards; and, that the issue of the housing mix was not a matter relevant to the appeal and should have been controlled by condition, if deemed necessary, at the Outline application stage.
The appeal was allowed by the Inspector, with a partial award of costs granted against the Council, for the benefit of our Clients.