Appeal success in Tewkesbury Borough

February 12, 2024 4:52 pm Published by

The proposal for 95 new homes included 40% affordable housing delivery on site, equal to 38 new affordable homes.

At appeal, Tetlow King Planning was able to demonstrate an urgent need for new affordable housing in Tewkesbury Borough in light of insufficient past delivery against identified affordable housing needs as well deteriorating affordability indicators. Additionally, it was shown that the Council was not able to demonstrate a five-year supply of affordable housing.

The Inspector set out in the planning balance that the proposal included a number of public benefits, including affordable housing, clarifying in the decision that “The delivery of both
market housing and affordable housing would contribute towards the need for housing in the Borough”.

The Inspector went on to allow the appeal, remarking that “the adverse effects of the proposed development would not significantly and demonstrably outweigh the benefits of the proposal, when assessed against the policies in the Framework taken as a whole. The proposal therefore benefits from the presumption in favour of sustainable development.”