Davenham, Cheshire West
Tetlow King Planning (TKP) provided expert affordable housing at a Section 78 appeal Inquiry which helped to convince the Inspector to allow the appeal and enable the development of up to 70 dwellings in Davenham, Cheshire West.
The Inspector acknowledged that the proposals would deliver social and economic benefits in the form of 70 new homes of which 30% would be affordable. Furthermore our evidence led the Inspector to consider that “given the need to deliver affordable homes in the area and the fact that recent levels of provision have been below identified requirements, I attach significant weight to be social and economic benefits associated with the proposal”.
In reaching this conclusion on the weight to be attributed to the social and economic benefits the Inspector referred directly to the evidence provided by James Stacey, Director, which showed that the Council’s most recent Strategic Housing Market Assessment had identified a need for 714 net affordable homes per annum, whereas recent delivery had been at an average rate of just 277 dwellings per annum.
Christopher Young of No.5 Chambers was advocate. The appeal was allowed and can be viewed here.