DLP Planning’s Bristol team has secured outline planning permission, on behalf of Taylor Wimpey, for a residential development of up to 65 dwellings on land north of Moor Lane in Backwell, North Somerset.
DLP had previously made representations on the application site on behalf of Taylor Wimpey and secured its allocation as a potential development site within the Backwell Neighbourhood Plan, which was formally ‘made’ in March 2015.
The design evolved following discussions with Backwell Parish Council and North Somerset Council as well as a well-attended public consultation event in April 2015. Key changes were made to the proposal in response to the feedback that was received from the local community, which included a reduction in the number of dwellings to 65, and the realignment of the site entrance to provide an improved access to an adjoining street. Despite being in outline, a detailed masterplan was prepared, which showed that the northern part of the site could potentially provide an area of open space and act as a buffer zone between the dwellings and the existing railway line which forms the northern site boundary. The details of a new access into the site was addressed as part of the outline planning application, with all other details reserved for the subsequent reserved matters application.
A comprehensive Section 106 package was negotiated, which includes on-site affordable housing provision and a contribution to help address existing local highway issues.
The application received Case Officer recommendation for approval and elicited no objections from the statutory consultees. The application was reported to Planning Committee and received a unanimous vote for approval.
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