Harvest Fields, Seamer Road, Hilton

Appeal for 1 bungalow

Harvest Fields, Seamer Road, Hilton

Despite an appeal being dismissed in 2016 to demolish the host dwelling and construct two dwellings, Saddington Taylor advised the current owners to pursue an application due to a change of circumstances, namely the publication of the National Planning Policy Framework and the Council’s housing supply position.

An outline planning application for the construction of a detached bungalow was submitted to Stockton Borough Council and despite amicable discussions with the Case Officer, the application was refused due to concerns about the site’s ‘unsustainable’ location within a rural village.

A written representations appeal was prepared and submitted to the Planning Inspectorate for consideration. The appeal was allowed, and planning permission was granted on 29th August 2017. The Inspector concluded that:

“…the appeal site is a suitable location for a dwelling having regard to the development plan and national policy, and to access to shops, services, and employment opportunities.”