Appeal won in Wiltshire

Fowlers have successfully won a planning appeal that grants permission in principle for between 2 to 4 homes in Chesham, Buckinghamshire.

The site had negative planning history following a dismissed 2001 planning appeal heard by a Public Inquiry that refused 5 houses. Fowlers were able to demonstrate that a wide range of planning considerations have fundamentally altered in the past 20-years meaning that permission can now be granted.

The Council agreed they cannot demonstrate a 5 year deliverable housing land supply. The Inspector agreed that the policy most important for determining the application was out-of-date and also inconsistent with the Framework.

The Inspector held that the limited harm to the character of the area through the introduction of backland development would be outweighed by the significant benefits of addressing the Council’s housing shortfall in a sustainable location by effectively using land.

Details of the appeal can be read via Planning Inspectorate reference 3252599.

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