Posted by: westlancashirerecord | December 12, 2016

Redrow Appeal On Parrs Lane Dismissed

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Appeal Decision; Inquiry held on 17, 18, 19 20 May 2016; Site visit made on 20 May 2016
by C Sproule BSc MSc MSc MRTPI MIEnvSc CEnv an Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
Decision date: 09 December 2016. Appeal Ref: APP/P2365/W/15/3132596, Land off Parrs Lane, Aughton L39. The appeal is made under section 78 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 against a refusal to grant outline planning permission. The appeal is made by Redrow Homes Limited against the decision of West Lancashire Borough Council (‘the Council’).

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The application Ref 2015/0329/OUT, dated 30 March 2015, was refused by notice dated 30 June 2015. The development proposed is outline planning application for residential development of up to 250 dwellings with access.
 Decision 1. For the reasons that follow I dismiss the appeal.

Overall conclusions – including in relation to sustainable development 137. There would be significant benefits from the proposed scheme, including the provision of new homes. However, the appeal scheme conflicts with LP Policies GN2 and RS6, and RS2 in relation to the tenure of the affordable housing proposed and the failure to negotiate. To this policy conflict is added the adverse impacts of the proposal through loss of open countryside and BMV land.

138. The presumption in favour of sustainable development, as expressed in paragraph 14 of the Framework, is not irrefutable. In this case, it is the conflict with the development plan that is intended to deliver the most appropriate and sustainable forms of development that, along with the loss of countryside and BMV, significantly and demonstrably outweigh the benefits, when assessed against the policies in the Framework taken as a whole.

139. Consideration has been given to all matters raised in this case. For the reasons above, the scheme complies with LP Policies EN2, GN3(3), IF3(2)(ii) and GN3(2), and Framework paragraphs that include 32 and 118. However, the appeal scheme conflicts with LP Policies GN2, RS6 and EN2(4), and RS2 in relation to the tenure of the affordable housing proposed and the failure to negotiate. No matters have been found to outweigh the significant weight attributed to the conflict with LP Policies GN2, RS6 and RS2, to which is added the harm due to conflict with EN2(4) and loss of countryside.

140. In such circumstances, the adverse impacts of granting planning permission would significantly and demonstrably outweigh the benefits, when assessed against the development plan and Framework policies taken as a whole. It would not be a sustainable form of development and therefore, I conclude that the appeal should not succeed.

Clive Sproule

INSPECTOR

 


Responses

  1. There you are, don’t knock affordable housing in Aughton. It’s seen this development off!


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