Binhamy, Bude, Cornwall
The site extends to approximately 57 acres of which just over 55 acres was held under an option with the landowner (the rest being owned by Catesby unconditionally). Catesby showed its determination to win through against all the odds when notwithstanding an Officer’s recommendation to grant and a Planning Inspector’s conclusion that a Planning Appeal should be allowed politicians locally and in central government tried to throw out the proposals. However, Catesby acting on the advice of its lawyer and planning counsel together with its own detailed knowledge of the planning case challenged the decision of the Secretary of State in the High Court and the initial decision of the Secretary of State was quashed. When the Secretary of State remade his decision the strength of Catesby’s case was finally recognised by the grant of consent in July 2011.
The residential land has now been sold to Bovis Homes who will start on site in 2013.