Catesby Estates is pleased to announce the Planning Appeal submitted for Waters Lane, Middleton Cheney, Northamptonshire has been successful.
The virtual inquiry sat for 8 days earlier this year, with the decision issued this week.
Catesby had been working on behalf of the landowners to bring forward new homes on the 7.2 acre site. The proposals included 54 new homes, 50% affordable housing, public open space and off site highways improvements.
An outline application first went before Planning Committee in August 2020 and was refused contrary to officers recommendation to approve.
The appointed Inspector concluded the proposals would deliver significant benefits which outweighed the conflict with the adopted Development Plan and that as sustainable development the appeal should succeed. Importantly the decision reinforces the position that a 5 year supply of housing land is a floor, not a ceiling.
Another example of how our strategic land promotion model, tenacity and commitment to bringing forward key housing supply sites, has produced a positive outcome for our landowners.