Town and Country Planning

HPP secure appeal win for the redevelopment of a former quarry for residential use.

In July this year HPP obtained planning permission for the redevelopment of a stone masonry yard at Ilsome Farm, North Tetbury to create a mixed residential development comprising 18 units. The site is outside of any defined settlement boundary and in the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The application was refused by the Local Planning Authority for reasons relating to sustainability, impact on the AONB, the status of the site (whether it was previously developed land) and accessibility.

A S106 and Statement of Common Ground were agreed and signed by both parties prior to the Hearing which resolved issues relating to accessibility and affordable housing. In respect of other matters, HPP put forward the case that the proposed scheme would make good use of previously developed land that is located in close proximity to one of the primary settlements within Cotswold District. The existing stone masonry was to relocate to more suitable premises at an existing industrial estate within the District and the provision of housing would help reduce the Council

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