Agenda item

Planning Appeals and Updates

To receive details of completed and pending appeals and other updates as appropriate.


The Chairman invited Simon Smith, Development Management Team Leader, to update the Committee on the pending and determined appeals as per the appeals report included within the Agenda Pack.


The eight determined appeals were detailed, with Members being informed of the successful defence of six. Particular reference was made to three of the six dismissals being for new housing that were flatly rejected by the planning inspectorate upholding the Councils position on being able to demonstrate a 4-year housing land supply and compliance with the NPPF.  The Committee was informed of two contrasting decisions for applications PL/2023/01275 and PL/2023/07769, both of which being retrospective applications for household fencing, whereby one appeal was allowed, and one was dismissed – thus emphasising the importance of planning context.


It was also highlighted that the appellants for three of the applications had applied for costs against, and it was confirmed that each of those applications were roundly rejected.


Cllr Clark wished to thank the officers involved in defending the Land off Ashton Road, Hilperton appeal which had come about following a committee overturn.


Following which, it was:




The Committee noted the appeals report for the period 1 March 2024 to 26 April 2024.


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