We were instructed on behalf of Hollins Strategic Land to submit and manage an outline application for up to 48 dwellings on a site in the village of Farnsfield, near Newark-on- Trent. The Site was greenfield land, adjacent to but outside the village settlement boundary, and was therefore not originally allocated for development.
The proposal was originally refused planning permission by Newark and Sherwood District Council on the grounds that the Council considered that the Site did not meet any of the exceptions for development in the open countryside. However, we subsequently mounted a successful appeal at a Public Inquiry, providing Expert Witness evidence in relation to planning and five-year housing land supply matters.
The Inspector concluded that the Council was unable to demonstrate the availability and delivery of a five-year housing land supply, and that the adverse impacts of the development did not significantly and demonstrably outweigh the benefits. We worked hand-in-hand with Hollins Strategic Land to successfully defend against the Council’s High Court challenge against the Inspector’s decision.