Appeal success in Romford

15th January 2019
By Billy Pattison

On behalf of Passion Property Group and Caerus Developments, Boyer has secured planning permission at appeal for 35 residential dwellings and a ground floor commercial unit in Romford town centre, within the London Borough of Havering. Boyer represented the appellants at an informal hearing along with the scheme architects, Formation Architects.

 The planning application had been refused for five different reasons. Boyer’s negotiations with Council officers in advance of the hearing succeeded in persuading the Council to withdraw two of the five reasons, with the final three discussed at the hearing.

 Boyer successfully overcame two design reasons for refusal by satisfying the Inspector that the proposals would not appear harmfully prominent, that the proposals had been carefully designed to avoid stymieing the development of neighbouring sites and that the proposals were likely to act as a catalyst for local development.

 At the hearing, Boyer presented information about LB Havering’s under-delivery of housing, lack of a five year housing land supply and delays to the borough’s emerging Local Plan. In assessing a third reason for refusal relating to levels of outlook from a small number of bedroom windows within the development, the Inspector attached significant weight to the appreciable contribution that the development would have in meeting the local housing need and confirmed that the tilted balance in favour of sustainable development applied.

 Boyer continue to work on a number of projects throughout the London Borough of Havering and look forward to a continued successful working relationship with Passion Property Group and Caerus Developments.

 
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