Paul Barnard MBE MRTPI, Service Director for Strategic Planning and Infrastructure at Plymouth City Council (S6 E5)
Decisions of the Week:
- R (oao Park Lane Homes) v Rother District Council et anor  EWHC 485 (Admin) a decision of the High Court dismissing a challenge to Council’s decision to accept the recommendations of the examiner into the draft Burwash Neighbourhood Development Plan and to proceed to a neighbourhood planning referendum.
- Decision of an inspector dated 9th March allowing an appeal by Summix FRB Developments Ltd against the refusal of Bristol City Council to grant permission for a development of four buildings for flexible commercial floorspace, part 5,7,8 & 14 stories for B1, B8 and sui generis student related uses including 595 bedspaces in flood zone 3a.
- Decision of an inspector dated 8th March 2022 allowing an appeal by Bloor Homes & al on a 26 ha allocated green field site against the refusal of Rochford District Council to grant an outline permission for the demolition of two properties to form an access onto Ashingdon Road for 662 new dwellings, in circumstances where there was no 5 yr HLS.
- Decision of an inspector dated 7th March 2022 dismissing two appeals by Dunmoore Properties Ltd for permission for up to 30 dwellings on greenfield land on the edge of Pewsey, one refused & one not determined by Wiltshire Council. Issues relating to impact on AONB, mixed & balanced communities & compliance with the development plan.