Affordable Housing Benefits recognised in Derbyshire Appeal

September 5, 2016 11:48 am Published by

Tetlow King Planning provided expert affordable housing evidence to support Catesby Estates appeal against the decision of Amber Valley District Council to refuse permission for its application for up to 400 homes near Kedleston Hall, an 18th Century mansion which falls within a Conservation Area and is run by the National Trust.

The Inspector acknowledged that the 18th Century mansion and its park are “heritage assets of the greatest importance” and that “any harm to their significance must carry very great weight in the balance against the public benefits of the appeal proposals”.

However, the Inspector found that the scheme, which comprised 280 market houses and 120 affordable homes, would provide the “very great public benefit of market and affordable housing which is much needed, especially in Amber Valley, but also in Derby city” noting that the “public benefit is more than sufficient to tip the balance in favour of the appeal proposals”.

A copy of the decision is available here.

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