Planning permission secured for dwellings in the Metropolitan Green Belt.

DLP Planning Ltd are very pleased to have secured full planning permission for our client for a development of seven new family dwellings on an undeveloped site in the Metropolitan Green Belt.

The site is located within the village of Spellbrook in East Hertfordshire to the south of Bishop’s Stortford and to the north of Sawbridgeworth.  The West Anglia Mainline lies to the east of the site and an archaeological investigation found that a former station – Spellbrook Station – may have been located nearby in the 1800s.

DLP were instructed by the owners of the site to undertake pre-application discussions for the proposal with East Hertfordshire Council and then to make a subsequent planning application, where we successfully argued that the proposed development was acceptable in planning policy terms despite its Green Belt restriction based on a number of appeal decisions and case law.  DLP led an extensive project team who undertook a full range on studies and investigations to ensure that the residential development of the site is appropriate having regard to environmental and other factors (archaeological, ecological etc).  The planning application was submitted to the Council in October, and we liaised with the Council to ensure that all matters raised by their statutory consultees were addressed expediently without the need for further technical reports to be submitted.  Planning permission was granted under delegated authority within the Council’s target determination deadline.

DLP worked closely with London-based KCA Architects and a number of other consultants to achieve this fantastic result for our client.


John HelyarPlanning permission secured for dwellings in the Metropolitan Green Belt.

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