Project Description

Following De Pol’s success in obtaining outline and reserved matters approval for a rural settlement extension in the Wyre countryside comprising 27 dwellings, the team have now secured outline permission for a further 55 dwellings on adjacent agricultural land.

De Pol originally secured outline planning permission on behalf of the landowner for 27 dwellings on agricultural land located at the edge of Inskip in Wyre. Whilst the site was located within the designated countryside in the adopted Local Plan we demonstrated that little weight could be given to the Local Plan as it was out-of-date, particularly in the absence of a five year housing land supply. Moreover we successfully demonstrated that the proposals comprised sustainable development which ought to be granted planning permission under the terms of National planning policy. This included working with a team of consultants to demonstrate that there were no unacceptable impacts on matters such as highways, flood risk, drainage, ecology, loss of agricultural land, arboriculture, mineral resources and contamination. De Pol also undertook public consultation exercises with the local community prior to the submission of the application.

The Council’s Planning Committee and officers ultimately agreed with the case presented and approved outline permission.

De Pol were then instructed by the developer who subsequently bought the site, Create Homes, to obtain reserved matters approval from the Council for the detailed design of the housing scheme. This included the discharge of all pre-commencement conditions. This permission was secured in November 2015 and the development, known as Ash Meadows, is currently under construction. For further information please click here.

Due to this success De Pol were instructed by the original landowner to seek outline planning permission for a further 55 dwellings and a village shop on agricultural land to the west and north of the original approved scheme.

Following further community consultation and pre-application discussions with Wyre Borough Council officers, De Pol submitted an outline planning application which was granted permission subject to a s.106 Agreement. We continue to assist our client in the preparation of this S.106 Agreement.