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News  »  BREAKING NEWS - Bloor Appeal for land adjacent to Groby Cemetery is DISMISSED

   BREAKING NEWS - Bloor Appeal for land adjacent to Groby Cemetery is DISMISSED    23 January, 2013

Thanks to the first class and professional representation provided by Marrons on behalf of Groby Parish Council and the representations and efforts of both Groby and Ratby Parish Councils, the Planning Inspectorate has dismissed the appeal by Bloor Homes East Midlands against the decision of Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council to refuse planning permission for the erection of 91 dwellings with garages, parking spaces, open space, landscaping and associated infrastructure on land east of Groby Cemetery, Ratby Road, Groby.

The Inspectorate wrote ".........I consider that the appeal proposal would harm the character and appearance of the Green Wedge and would conflict with Policy 9 of the 2009 Core Strategy. While taking account of the possible changes to the Green Wedge boundary resulting from consideration of the SAGDCP, I concur with the Council’s view that the appeal proposal is premature. I do not accept that the housing supply situation is such as to require the granting of planning permission on this site in advance of decisions on the draft SAGDCP and the Green Wedge Review, both of which are well advanced. To do so would effectively pre-empt those decisions, overriding the public consultation process and contravening the aims of the 2012 NPPF.

For the reasons given above and having regard to all other matters raised, I conclude that the appeal should be dismissed".

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