Landmark appeal allowed despite recently adopted core strategy

15th April, 2014

In March 2014 Pro Vision achieved outline planning permission on appeal for 61 dwellings on a greenfield site on the edge of Swanley in Sevenoaks District.

Despite a recently adopted Core Strategy (2011) and an achievable 5 year housing land supply related to the CS housing provision, the Inspector found that the CS was prepared prior to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).

The Inspector reasoned that as a result, the CS housing provision and the 5 year housing land supply were “not up-to-date” and “not in accordance with” the NPPF, and that to grant planning permission would help to meet the “great need” for housing in the area.

The Inspector also complimented the indicative design approach.

“In my view the illustrated layouts would represent good design…”
Planning Appeal Inspector, March 2014