Tim Crawshaw MA MRTPI FRSA, President of the Royal Town Planning Institute (S6 E3)
Decisions of the Week:
- Whitley Parish Council v North Yorkshire County Council et al  EWHC 238 (Admin) a decision of the High Court dismissing a challenge to the conditional grant of permission for EIA development to allow extraction of pulverised fuel ash over 25 years including site restoration based on criticisms of the officer report.
- Decision of an inspector dated 7th February 2022 allowing an appeal against the refusal of Medway Council of an outline application for EIA development comprising the erection of up to 800 C3 dwellings, primary school & GP surgery & associated highways and landscaping on unallocated arable fields designated as an Area of Local Landscape Importance, in the setting of Kent Downs AONB, on the urban edge of Chatham, with no 5 yr HLS.
- Decision of an inspector dated 11th February 2022 allowing an appeal by Persimmon against the refusal of East Cambridgeshire to grant permission for up to 175 homes & associated infrastructure on a site on the edge of Soham, a settlement identified as location for growth in a 2015 local plan. 5Yr HLS available but HDT suggested past poor delivery.
- Decision of an inspector dated 10th February 2022 dismissing an appeal against the refusal of Mendip District Council to grant Gladman’s permission for 95 homes & associated infrastructure on a site outside the development limits of Chilcompton, a settlement not identified as location for growth in a 2014 strategic local plan nor the recently adopted local plan allocating sites. No 5Yr HLS available using SM.