DLP Planning Ltd have successfully secured outline planning permission on appeal for two self-build dwellings in the Green Belt in Frogmore, St Albans.
The Council’s refused an application in October 2018, holding the view that the scheme did not consitute limited infilling as per the Framework, and would be harmful to the openness of the Green Belt.
The Inspector rejected the Council’s case and agreed with the arguments put forward by DLP that the appeal site forms part of the village and represents a well defined gap enclosed by built development. The Inspector therefore concluded that the appeal scheme did represent ‘limited infilling’ and as such would not be inappropriate development in the Green Belt.
The Inspector also found that the subdivision of the site into two plots would be consistent with the existing pattern of development, and the number of dwellings proposed would amount to ‘limited development’.
This is an important appeal decision and reinforces the approach to ‘limited infilling’ in the Green Belt as laid down by the Courts.
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