This was a six day public inquiry into an appeal by Gladman Developments Ltd against the decision of the East Riding of Yorkshire Council to refuse planning permission for Gladman’s proposed development of 380 dwellings, a 60-bed care home, a retail centre and other facilities and infrastructure on a greenfield site adjacent to Pocklington.
The critical issues were:
1) whether the Council was able to demonstrate a 5 year housing land supply, which in turn raised important issues of principle as to the approach to assessing the deliverability of sites which are allocated in a newly adopted local plan but which do not yet have planning permission; and
2) the implications of the development’s acknowledged breach of overarching spatial planning policies in the recently adopted East Riding of Yorkshire Local Plan.
Charles Banner appeared for the local planning authority, East Riding of Yorkshire Council, assisted by Matthew Henderson (pupil barrister at Landmark Chambers).