- Our client was refused planning consent for a mixed use development incorporating 80 houses, a petrol filling station, convenience store and health centre. Hambleton Council’s principal reason for refusal was loss of employment land.
- We were appointed to provide expert evidence on employment land issues at a four day planning inquiry.
- We undertook a detailed review of the quantity and quality of the supply of and demand for employment land within Easingwold and the surrounding area.
- We provided evidence of the ways in which the market for employment land works in rural areas.
- Proofs of evidence were exchanged prior to the inquiry. On the basis of the weight of the evidence we prepared, the Council chose, on the eve of the Inquiry, to withdraw its evidence and not defend its refusal of planning consent.
- Our client avoided the cost and uncertainty of a Planning Inquiry and has consent to proceed with its scheme.
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