Joanna Averley, Chief Planner at the DLUHC (S7 E3)

Joanna Averley
Joanna Averley

This week we are joined for a second time by Joanna Averley, Chief Planner at the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities.

Decisions of the Week:

  • Decision of Lang J dated 19 May 2022 in R oao Suliman V a Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole Council & Aster Group [2022] EWHC 1196 a challenge to the grant of conditional planning permission focused on the lawfulness of a condition & legitimate expectation.
  • Decision of an inspector dated 17 May 2022 allowing an appeal by against the decision South Somerset DC to grant permission on two fields north of Ansford & Castle Carey, for 200 dwellings ( 70 affordable & 130 open market) with associated highways, drainage & landscape. Issues around impact on character & appearance, HLS, the effect on phosphate & suitability of the site falling outside the defined direction of growth.
  • Decision of an inspector dated 16th May 2022 dismissing an appeal by Southern Housing Group Ltd against the decision of the London Legacy Development Corporation to refuse permission for phase 3 of a residentially led mixed use development including a 26-storey tower within Bow River Village raising heritage & design issues, mix & impacts on character & appearance of the, utility of proposed private & public amenity space & amenities of existing residents. 
  • Decision of an inspector dated 17th May 2022 allowing an appeal by Fusion Manchester Devco  against the decision of Manchester City Council to refuse permission for a 28 storey PBSA for 534 students on a vacant site at Deansgate, raising issuing on need, impact on character & appearance, DHA, on amenities of nearby residents & wind microclimate at street level and consistency with the development plan.

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