LRM Planning has gained approval for Permission in Principle (PIP) through an appeal, for 4 dwellings in Plymouth.
Initially led by the applicant, the PIP proposal had been presented twice to the Local Planning Authority (LPA), where it was refused each time. The second application had garnered the support of the Case Officer but had been refused at Planning Committee – the reason: unacceptable amount of development by virtue of its impact on trees and resulting town cramming.
The applicant approached LRM Planning to understand if there was potential to appeal the decision. Upon review, LRM carried out research, taking into account case law, local policy and the surroundings, and prepared a Grounds of Appeal Statement in support of the proposal on behalf of the appellant.
During the course of the appeal, the neighbouring residents and the LPA raised additional matters to which LRM considered and responded. In October the Planning Inspectorate issued their decision – the appeal was allowed, the Inspector agreeing with the appellant and LRM Planning that, based on the information submitted, the amount of development was acceptable.
Appeal Decision Notice can be accessed here.