DLP Planning Ltd have lodged an appeal against the refusal of Central Bedfordshire Council to grant planning permission for the erection of 3 large dwellings on land adjoining within the village of Aspley Guise. The application followed the grant of consent in 2016 for the erection of two 11,000sqft dwellings on the same land. An earlier application for the development had been refused on green belt grounds, however, following further discussion with Officers over what DLP considered was a misinterpretation of guidance, a second application was subsequently approved under delegated powers.
The appeal scheme was for 3 dwellings and provides for 3 smaller detached dwellings (7000ft2) on the same site with a lesser total floor space than that approved. The refusal however was based on impacts on the green belt and DLP in their case will be highlighting the inconsistency in the approach of the Council to this matter.
The appeal is proposed to be heard by way of an Informal Hearing which will take place later in the year.