Two detached new dwellings granted in the open-countryside of north Nottinghamshire

Residential Skegby, Nottinghamshire, NG17

Planning permission has been granted in Skegby, Nottinghamshire for 2 detached dwellings. The site comprises of land presently used for the grazing of horses with a vacant stable block on it. The land lies within an area designated as Countryside in the context of local planning policy. 

However GraceMachin have successfully secured planning permission for our client against the backdrop of a shortage in housing supply across the Ashfield area.

 George Machin, Partner commented: 

"I am very pleased with the result. Permission had previously been sought on two separate occasions in 2002 and 1978, both of which were refused. The site is located wholly within designated Countryside for the purposes of planning decision-making.  

"However, we felt there was an opportunity to progress with an application for housing on the basis of the current lack of housing supply in the Ashfield area. Furthermore, in recent years there have been several residential developments within the immediate vicinity of the site, and as such, the site has a far greater connection with the surrounding built form than previously considered in past applications. 

"We argued that the site comprises of an ‘infill’ plot within the Countryside and therefore the principle of the proposed development should be considered acceptable.

"The site has good accessibility to shops and public transport and the proposal would make a modest contribution to housing delivery in the local area. The proposal raised no other development control issues with respect of highways, amenity, landscape, heritage etc and planning permission was successfully granted by delegated powers.

"Permission was also achieved quicker than expected – the application was formally submitted to the Council on the 12th February and planning consent was granted on the 2nd April March, that’s only 7 weeks.

"I was pleased to again work well with planning officer’s at Ashfield District Council to achieve exactly what our client wanted."

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