January 2021 – Landscape Appeal for Residential Development in Hampshire

Early this month Ben Wright (Landscape Planning Managing Director) gave virtual landscape evidence in respect to residential development in Hampshire. Issues included character and appearance and whether the development would lead to the loss of an important countryside gap on the edge of the village.

The Inspector concluded the appeal should be allowed and planning permission granted highlighting that “ I conclude that the proposed development’s effect on the character and appearance of the area would be acceptable. Whilst it would remove a countryside gap on the south west edge of the village, the importance of this gap has been overestimated by the Council and PC, as it is clear by the fact that it is not mentioned in the LP or NP.”