Tetlow King Planning (TKP) assisted in achieving a successful outcome for Barratt Homes (Bristol) Limited and David Wilson Homes (South West) Ltd in its appeal against the decision of South Gloucestershire Council to refuse permission for outline consent for up to 215 dwellings in Coalpit Heath, South Gloucestershire.
TKP provided expert affordable housing evidence to support the appeal which sought to provide 35% affordable housing, alongside the planning and landscape evidence from Barton Willmore.
In assessing the overall planning balance of the appeal, the Inspector held that:
“The fact that the much needed affordable housing and custom-build housing are elements that are no more than that required by policy is irrelevant – they would still comprise significant social benefits that merit substantial weight.” (paragraph 61).
TKP Director James Stacey said:
“I am delighted to have worked with the clients, alongside Christopher Young QC, and Barton Willmore. This is an important post new NPPF decision where the Inspector understood the important benefits of providing more much needed affordable housing and custom/self-build housing, in an area where there has been persistent under delivery and an ongoing acute need”.
The appeal decision can be viewed here here.