Tewkesbury, approval for 28 houses

7th July, 2016

Outline permission has been granted for the erection of 28 open market and affordable dwellings and associated infrastructure (matters relating to landscaping and appearance are reserved).

Officers recognised that the Council did not have a 5 year supply of deliverable housing sites and their policies for the provision of housing were significantly out of date. In such cases the presumption in favour of sustainable development should be applied and permission granted unless any adverse impacts of doing so would significantly and demonstrably outweigh the benefits. The economic and social benefits were considered by Officers to outweigh any resulting environmental harm.  As such the scheme was considered to represent a sustainable form of development.