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.”