Forest Heath Appeal Decision

Five Year Housing Land Supply and the Tilted Balance

PlanSurv successfully secured outline planning permission on appeal for up to nine new dwelling in Forest Heath, which looks set to be an important appeal decision in Forest Heath and has been published in the Planning Resource Appeals Bulletin.

The Inspector concluded that based on the information provided “…the District’s housing land supply would fall just short of five years…” and that paragraphs 49 and 14 of the NPPF and the presumption in favour of sustainable development applied triggering the tilted planning balance.

PlanSurv worked closely with Pink Planning, who prepared the five year housing land supply argument, and Birketts to convince the Inspector as to the merits of the proposal following refusal by Forest Heath District Council’s Planning Committee. For more information contact Adam Tuck at PlanSurv.