Little Melton

Lanpro successfully obtained outline planning permission at appeal for residential development on the edge of Little Melton, Norfolk.

The application was refused on the basis of its alleged landscape harm and the impact of the development on the character and appearance of the area. The Council concluded that the alleged harm would outweigh the benefits of delivering new housing in this location.

Lanpro successfully argued on behalf of Glavenhill Limited that the Greater Norwich Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA) 2017 (which showed the Council to be able to demonstrate a 5-year supply of housing within the Norwich Policy Area) could be afforded only “limited weight” in the determination process, having not been subject to Examination in Public. The Inspector agreed that the Council’s inability to demonstrate a 5-year supply against their adopted Local Plan requirement, triggered the presumption in favour of sustainable development set out in both Local and National Planning Policy. The Inspector concluded that the development would be of social and economic benefit and that any harm would not significantly and demonstrably outweigh these benefits.

 

The application was refused on the basis of its alleged landscape harm and the impact of the development on the character and appearance of the area. The Council concluded that the alleged harm would outweigh the benefits of delivering new housing in this location.

Lanpro successfully argued on behalf of Glavenhill Limited that the Greater Norwich Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA) 2017 (which showed the Council to be able to demonstrate a 5-year supply of housing within the Norwich Policy Area) could be afforded only “limited weight” in the determination process, having not been subject to Examination in Public. The Inspector agreed that the Council’s inability to demonstrate a 5-year supply against their adopted Local Plan requirement, triggered the presumption in favour of sustainable development set out in both Local and National Planning Policy. The Inspector concluded that the development would be of social and economic benefit and that any harm would not significantly and demonstrably outweigh these benefits.

 

Project: Little Melton, Norfolk – Planning Appeal
Client Name: Glavenhill Limited
Council Name: South Norfolk District Council
Disciplines:
Planning + Development
Archaeology + Heritage
Hannah Smith (Associate Director)
T: 01603 559463
"The Inspector concluded that the development would be of social and economic benefit and that any harm would not significantly and demonstrably outweigh these benefits."
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