Developer appeals against planning committee decision


Rectory Homes wants to build up to 32 houses on a Kings Sutton greenfield site

A developer has appealed against a decision to reject their application to build up to 32 houses on a greenfield site in Kings Sutton.   West Northamptonshire Council said no to the application by Rectory Homes in August last year.

The developer has now appealed to the Planning Inspectorate.   An Inspector will now gather evidence before considering the facts at a hearing.   Following that they have the power to overturn the decision by local Councillors.

Rectory Homes had applied to develop a farmland site off Hampton Drive on the Little Rushes estate, to the north of Blenheim Rise.

The South Northamptonshire Local Area Planning Committee agreed with council officers who said the plans did not comply with the Council’s adopted Development Plan.   That looked to direct new residential development to the most sustainable locations in the district. Specifically, they noted the proposal was a market-led housing scheme located outside of the village boundary.

At the time West Northamptonshire Council could demonstrate in excess of a five-year housing land supply, which meant the need to provide housing did not need to outweigh other planning policies.

Anyone who wished to have their views considered by the Planning Inspector should submit them by March 31.   The case has been given the reference APP/W2845/W/23/3316236.

Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam

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