The Planning inspectorate have today notified EHDC and attendees at the Lovdedean Lane Public Enquiry that the appeal to build 38 homes on land to the rear of 191 – 211 Lovedean Lane has been dismissed (refused).
This is great news for local residents and the Ward Councillor, Sara Schillemore, who have worked hard to demonstrate the unsuitability of the development at appeal following the decision by the EHDC planning committee to refuse the development. EHDC fielded a barrister and legal team to present the case against at the appeal hearing which was attended by over 70 people.
The planning Inspector decided that “The proposed development would be significantly detrimental to the living conditions of all six adjacent occupiers on Lovedean Lane in respect of privacy”.
Since the appeal was heard EHDC has achieved more than its required 5 year housing supply, and a key property on Lovedean Lane which would be overlooked has been granted grade 2 listed status bu English Heritage.
Cllr Schillemore said “This is a landmark decision for Horndean that the planning inspector supported the view that development outside the settlement policy boundary is not required as we have achieved the 5 year housing supply and exceeded it by more than the required 5%. I am thrilled for the residents who worked very hard on this appeal and supported me through the process and also for the officers at EHDC who worked hard to support the case”
Click here to download the full Inspectors report: Lovdean Appeal Decision Notice