An outline planning application for a residential development of 105 homes in County Durham has been approved on appeal.

Pegasus Group secured consent on behalf of Gleeson Regeneration Ltd and provided planning policy and landscape expert witness in the appeal against Durham County Council.

Outline planning permission was subsequently granted for the plans to the north east of Castledene Road on Delves Lane in Consett. The approval allows for new homes, associated infrastructure and open space.

As part of the application, more than £200,000 will also be invested by the developer in healthcare and improving recreational provision in the area. Pegasus Group successfully appealed the Council’s attempt to force the developer to provide an additional £700,000 funding for additional teaching facilities on the basis that reasonable surplus teaching capacity already exists.

The scheme is set to include a mixture of two, three and four bedroom properties, with access provided off Gloucester Road.

Sandra Manson, NewcastleSandra Manson, Senior Director from the Newcastle office said: “We are delighted to have assisted Gleeson Regeneration Ltd in securing planning permission at appeal.

“We always felt this was a well-constructed and well-considered proposal with no significant disadvantages.

“In their findings, the inspector agreed that the proposal would not have an unacceptable adverse effect on the natural or built environment and would relate well to the existing pattern of development.”

The proposed development is set to include 10 per cent of affordable housing.

For more information about this appeal, please contact us.