Outline planning permission for the construction of up to 55 homes has been granted on appeal, on land at Wykin Lane, Stoke Golding in Hinckley and Bosworth.
Pegasus Group acted on behalf of Davidsons Developments Ltd at the public inquiry in respect of planning, housing land supply and landscape matters, whilst ADC Infrastructure acted in respect of highways matters and No5 Chambers provided Counsel.
Key issues pertinent to the appeal included: the effect of the development on traffic movements and highway safety; the effect of the development on character and appearance of the countryside; the effect of the development on local infrastructure provision; and whether the Council could demonstrate a 5 year supply of deliverable housing sites.
The Inspector found that, whilst the proposed development would have a negative effect on the character and appearance of the countryside, in conflict with Policy DM4 of the Site Allocations and Development Management Policies Development Management Document (SADMP DPD), the effect would be no greater than a moderate adverse impact.
In respect of highways, the Inspector found that the development would have an acceptable effect on traffic movements and highway safety. Therefore, it would not conflict with Policy DM17 of the SADMP DPD.
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