The team advised N&B Farming (landowners) on a non allocated potential development site on the periphery of East Leake in Nottinghamshire.
A planning application for 235 dwellings and a new primary school was proposed. The planning application was refused by Rushcliffe Borough Council.
The client instructed Marrons Planning to coordinate, prepare and submit an appeal against the decision.
Following a two day hearing that scrutinised housing supply, landscape/visual impact, education provision and connectivity, the team were successful in convincing the Inspector that the housing land supply in the borough was below five years with very limited prospects of recovery without granting consent for well-planned development on non-allocated sites. The Inspector was also content that the impacts of development were strongly outweighed by the benefits of new housing, including policy-compliant affordable housing provision.
Following this successful appeal, planning was granted and the site was sold to David Wilson Homes who are due to start on site imminently.