A planning inspector has dismissed an appeal by a developer that had tried to overturn refusal of its scheme for up to 77 homes, business space and a shop in a Kent village.
Swale Borough Council had turned down the plans by Quinn Estates, but the developer appealed against the decision, citing a range of factors.
Dealing with the appeal, the government inspector addressed three principal issues:
a) The effect of the proposal on the character and appearance of the area, with specific reference to its effect on the landscape.
b) Whether or not the site was a suitable location for the proposed development having regard to the council’s settlement strategy.
c) Whether or not the council could demonstrate a five-year supply of deliverable housing sites and the implications for planning policy.
Giving extensive reasoning as to his verdict, the inspector dismissed the appeal by Quinn Estates against the council’s original decision.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017