Town and Country Planning

Planning permission secured at appeal for replacement dwelling

3 October 2016 | Ridge News

The Inspector considered that the main issue related to whether the proposed development would be in an appropriate location having regard to national and local planning policies and the effect on the character and appearance of the area.

The former chicken shed was a single storey timber clad structure with a pitched corrugated roof. The site is located outside the development boundary however is bordered by residential dwellings on three boundaries. Work has commenced on the approved conversion and the Inspector found that the principle of residential development on the appeal site has been established. Given the fact that the site already has planning permission for a dwelling on the site, and furthermore the site has good transportation links to the larger settlements, the Inspector agreed with HPP's contention that the proposal would not represent a new isolated dwelling in the open countryside.

The Inspector confirmed that the former poultry shed buildings were of limited architectural merit and as such did not make any particular positive contribution to the character and appearance of the area. The replacement dwelling would not increase the footprint of the area and reflected the design and scale of the surrounding properties. The Inspector found that the proposal would not be in an inappropriate location or harm the character and appearance of the open countryside.

For a copy of the decision please click here.

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