A Good Month for Housing Planning Approvals
August 29, 2019
We are pleased to have had a successful month with planning approvals for housing. These have included a barn conversion next to a listed building in the Suffolk countryside. In this case it was successfully argued that because of the position and scale of the barn there was no need to market the building for 12 months to demonstrate that alternative commercial uses were not viable or appropriate.
We have had approval of an infill plot in a Yorkshire town. Here, a modern design which will create an interesting focal point was well received by the planners. Modern development can often be controversial so the client is very pleased with this result.
We have achieved permission for 9 homes outside of a village settlement boundary in Mid Suffolk. This involved reaching an agreement with the planning authority that the site was a sustainable location for the number of homes proposed as well as the resolution of complex highways issues. Here, the District Council consider that they have a five year housing supply however, making good sustainability arguments meant that planning consent was granted quickly.
We have achieved consent for 14 homes in Thetford using a redundant brownfield site addressing issues such as traffic, flood risk and ground conditions.