Tetlow King Planning (TKP) assisted in achieving a major planning appeal success for Barratt Homes in their appeal against the decision of Leeds City Council to refuse permission for outline consent for up to 299 dwellings in East Ardsley near Leeds.
James Stacey, Director at TKP, provided expert affordable housing evidence to the Inquiry. TKP worked alongside Johnson Brook Ltd, SLR Consulting Ltd and i-Transport LLP, with Mark Johnson providing housing land supply evidence, Jeremy Smith providing landscape impact evidence and Vanessa Eggleston providing highways evidence for the appellant.
The appeal was called in by the Secretary of State who in issuing their decision letter agreed that the provision of 15% affordable housing was a welcome contribution to overall assessed needs in Leeds. The Planning Inspector set out in their report to the Secretary of State that:
“Affordable housing allows the most vulnerable in society to be housed. Despite the 45 affordable units that the proposal would provide merely being the requirement of policy…their importance cannot be exaggerated when 1,158 affordable units are required every single year”.
The appeal was allowed and can be viewed here.