Ridge Planning Team Obtain Permission for 140 Dwellings at Chinnor Oxfordshire Following Public Inquiry

30 January 2019

On behalf of Persimmon Homes, the Ridge planning team led the project and provided evidence at the Inquiry presenting a strong and sound case. The issues related to the facts that the appeal site, which comprised 4 ha of agricultural land, was not allocated and represented an brownfield site. The LPA was able to demonstrate a 3YHLS. Ridge argued on behalf of the appellants, that, despite its size, the site represented an infill plot within the built up area of Chinnor. Ridge demonstrated that the site was surrounded on all four sides by existing and approved residential development being built out.

The Inspector agreed that the proposal would be perceived as infill and as such the proposal complied with the development plan.

The main refusal reason related to landscape and visual impact, however the Ridge team argued that the adverse impact of the proposal upon the landscape would only be minor. The Inspector agreed with the arguments presented by Ridge that the benefits of the proposal were considerable and would clearly outweigh any adverse impacts associated with the proposed scheme.

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