Christine Thorby, Director of Strategy at the Planning Inspectorate (S4 E5)

Christine Thorby DipTP MRTPI IHBC
Christine Thorby DipTP MRTPI IHBC

Christine joined the Inspectorate from a Local Planning Authority in February 2003. Her vast experience and knowledge gives her insight that is so valuable for our current and future success. Her appointment ensures an inspector presence at Executive Team and Board.

Decisions of the week:

  • Decision of Secretary of State dated 10 May 2021 allowing an appeal, in accordance with the inspector’s recommendation, against the failure of the London Borough of Sutton to determine an application for a special needs school on open land allocated for a SEN school & open space.
  • Decision of Secretary of State dated 13 May 2021 allowing an appeal on an application recovered by him relating to the proposed restoration of the grade II* listed Whitechapel Bell Foundry for creative industries & café & the construction of a new hotel building not resisted by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets but by a Rule 6 party.     
  • Decision of Secretary of State dated 12 May 2021 dismissing an appeal against the decision of Elmbridge Borough Council to refuse planning permission for the redevelopment of parts of Sandown Park Racecourse for a 150 bed hotel, up to 318  homes & a relocated nursery in the Green Belt. No VSC found to exist.
  • Decision of an inspector dated12 May2021 allowing an appeal against Lichfield District Council’s refusal of residential led mixed use scheme including a C2 use, at Fradley, Lichfield on a 10 ha greenfield site.

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