DLP Planning Ltd have overturned the decision of Kirklees Council and secured outline planning permission for residential development with access approved.
A outline planning application had been submitted for 22 dwellings, associated car parking, access, landscaping and garages, however the Council raised concerns regarding the impact of the proposed development on the character of the area, safety of the living conditions of occupiers, the impact on trees, biodiversity and potential flood risk. The application was refused on this basis.
In submitting an appeal against the decision, DLP negotiated on behalf of the land owner with Kirklees Council by removing details of the layout and seeking agreement instead for the principle of the development along with the approval of the access. The appeal was therefore considered on the basis of an outline scheme with all matters except access reserved.
Subject to conditions, the Planning Inspector was satisfied that residential development of the site and the access to it as proposed was acceptable and as such allowed the appeal.