Peter Freeman, Chair of Homes England (S4 E1)
Decisions of the week:
- Decision of an inspector dated 22nd March 2021 allowing an appeal by Wates Developments against Tonbridge & Malling BC’s failure to determine their outline application for up to 250 homes on a greenfield BMV site; application of tilted balance due to lack of HLS.
- Decision of an inspector dated 29th March allowing Dylon 2 Ltd’s appeal granting full planning permission for the demolition of existing buildings & redevelopment for a four to eleven storey C3 development for 254 dwellings on MOL land where LPA had no 5 yr HLS & whether VSC demonstrated.
- Decision of the Secretary of State dated 31st March allowing an appeal by Bluescape Ltd for a part 6, part 7 storey development for 193 dwellings on a former police station & allocated site in the High St, Brentford in the face of NPPF 196 engagement & 20% AH.
- Decision of an inspector dated 13th April 2021 allowing Applegreen PLC’s appeal & refusing Moto Hospitality’s appeal against Harrogate BC’s refusals of their outline applications for permission for a MSA on the A1(M) raising issues around a need for a MSA, landscape & BMV issues, effects on highway safety, drainage, flood risk & impacts on DHA.