Appeal Allowed For 140 Dwelling Development In Bramley, Hampshire
Citation: Appeal Ref: APP/R3650/W/22/3300262
Inspector Mike Robins has today allowed an appeal by Wates Developments against the decision of Basingstoke and Deane Council to refuse planning permission for a 140 dwelling residential-led development on an unallocated greenfield site in Bramley, Hampshire. Although it was a “sensitive site” within the setting of multiple heritage assets, he found the public benefits of the proposal (which included new and affordable homes in an authority with 4.1YHLS, community facilities, considerable biodiversity benefits and additional footpath links, alongside “exceptionally high level of open space”) outweighed the harm to the setting of the heritage assets, which he held to be less than asserted by the Council and Historic England. The decision also considered, in detail, conditions to be imposed to overcome foulwater drainage issues.
Charles Banner KC (leading Nick Grant, Landmark Chambers) appeared for the successful Appellant, Wates Developments Ltd
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