Inspector grants permission for comprehensive development in East Sussex

Cottage farm

Following a three-day public inquiry, a planning inspector has allowed an appeal and granted permission for comprehensive development at Morning Mill Farm in East Sussex. The scheme comprises 700 homes, 8,600 square metres of employment floorspace, a school, medical centre, community facilities and infrastructure works.

The public inquiry examined the suitability of the scheme’s location, flood risk and drainage, and the effect of the scheme on local highways, European protected habitats and the character and appearance of the area. Having received extensive submissions from interested parties – including from a local Member of Parliament – the inspector determined that the scheme was acceptable and planning permission should be granted.

The inspector took less than three weeks to make the decision, which is available here. The inspector also ordered the Council to pay the full costs of the developer.

John Litton KC and Barney McCay appeared on behalf of the developer, Peter and Robert Vine, and were instructed by DHA Planning.

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