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Land adjacent to Lady Forester Nursing Home, Much Wenlock

DATE: 29 Jul 2008

Two-day inquiry into proposals for 33 dwellings within the curtilage of Lady Forester Nursing Home, in Much Wenlock. Against the advice of Officers, the Environment Agency, and the highways authority, members of Bridgnorth District Council’s Development Control Committee voted to refuse planning permission on grounds relating to arboriculture, flooding and highways. The Council pursued these grounds at appeal, although following concessions made in cross-examination the flooding reason for refusal was withdrawn before the close of the inquiry.

On 19th September 2008 the Inspector allowed the appeal and awarded costs to the Appellant.

Charles Banner appeared for the Appellant, Lioncourt Homes Ltd, instructed by RPS Planning (Bristol).