Up to 25 new homes in Cheltenham allowed on appeal

Sector: Residential

Group News

Location: Cheltenham

An outline planning application for a residential development of up to 25 homes in Cheltenham has been allowed on appeal.

National consultants Pegasus Group secured consent on behalf of Robert Hitchins Ltd providing planning policy, landscape and housing land supply expert witness in the appeal against Cheltenham Borough Council.

Outline planning permission was subsequently granted for the new homes, associated infrastructure, open space and landscaping with the creation of new vehicular access from Kidnappers Lane and the demolition of existing buildings on land off Kidnappers Lane.

David Hutchison of Pegasus Group said: “We are delighted to have again assisted Robert Hitchins Ltd to secure planning permission at appeal, on an unallocated site at Leckhampton, Cheltenham.

“This was a smaller site of 25 dwellings, but it importantly confirms that the housing land supply in Cheltenham has deteriorated – so much so that the Local Planning Authority informed Pegasus Group on the day of the appeal that they would not contest their reasons for refusal. The Rule 6 party also withdrew their objections (albeit the inquiry still had to go ahead).”

The proposed development is set to provide a high-quality residential environment with a range of house types. Not less than 40% of the new homes will be affordable. The plans also include a children’s play area.

The inquiry team led by Christopher Lockhart Mummery QC included from Pegasus Group David Hutchison (Planning Policy), Paul Harris (Landscape) and Neil Tiley (Housing Land Supply).

For more information on this appeal or any of Pegasus Group’s services, please contact us.