Client: North East Derbyshire District Council
Application Type: Planning Hearing
Brief Description: The Local Planning Authority required an independent Planner to defend the Council’s refusal for redevelopment of a vacant farmstead at the edge of the village, situated in the Green Belt and Conservation Area. The Appellant put forward a Viability Argument along with the restoration of a historic grouping of farm buildings.
The site was elevated and the argument that the new build dwellings proposed on the site of the existing bungalow and Dutch barn would have a greater impact upon the Green Belt and Conservation Area was accepted by the Planning Inspector at the virtual Hearing. It was not considered that the restoration of the non-designated heritage assets outweighed the harm identified.