In a decision dated 30 November 2016, an inspector granted planning permission for 95 houses and related development on land to the east of Benner Lane, West End, Surrey.
The inspector was satisfied that the proposal would not have an unacceptable impact on the character and appearance of the area or on the setting of a neighbouring listed farmhouse and outbuilding. The local planning authority having accepted that it did not have a 5-year housing land supply, the inspector was not persuaded that the adverse impacts of the proposal would significantly and demonstrably outweigh the benefits (para. 14, NPPF).
Gwion Lewis acted for the successful appellant, Southern Heritage Developments Ltd.