Appeal success for 30 much needed homes
Contribution to Local Housing Supply
JWPC were asked to gain planning consent for residential development on a greenfield site at the edge of the urban area of Lancaster. The development would make a much-needed contribution to the local housing supply, as well as providing affordable housing, substantial tree-planting and habitat creation and public open space, all within a highly sustainable and accessible location.
Given a number of constraints at the site JWPC managed a project team, including architects, landscape architects, acoustic consultants and ecologists amongst others to ensure that every care was taken to address issues and mitigate them if necessary.
Working with officers of the planning authority JWPC were pleased to receive a recommendation for approval at planning committee, only for the application to be refused due to the perceived impact on the landscape.
Subsequently a comprehensive planning appeal was submitted to the Planning Inspectorate identifying the merits of the case and how the council’s planning committee had erred in their final decision.
The inspector agreed unequivocally with JWPC’s case that the identified benefits of the scheme would far outweigh any adverse impacts. The appeal was allowed.