A planning application was refused for a new home on the outskirts of Bearsted on the basis that it would harm the openness of the area and the character of the countryside. Bloomfields was instructed to manage an appeal against the Council’s decision. The Inspector was persuaded that the proposal would represent sustainable development and it was also demonstrated that the local planning policies referenced by the Council were outdated and so should be attributed limited weight. The appeal has now been allowed and a new home can be constructed on this greenfield site.
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Bloomfields prepared an application to seek the removal of a planning condition requiring the demolition of a building if its permitted use was to cease. The application was made as the condition was considered to be unreasonable and unenforceable, as well as irrelevant to the development concerned. More importantly for the client, the condition limited […]
A prior approval application for the change of use of an agricultural building to a house was refused on the grounds that the siting and location of the building would not be desirable or practicable. However, Bloomfields has succeeded in proving that the development of residential uses in locations which would not ordinarily be contemplated […]
The Council considered that the provision of 16 mobile homes on a farm to support its fruit growing would cause an adverse noise impact to nearby residents and also argued that additional facilities should be provided in addition to those proposed. The Planning Inspector held that insufficient harm arising from the proposal would warrant a […]