De Pol has secured outline planning permission on behalf of the landowner for the erection of up to 171 dwellings on agricultural land located on the north east edge of the settlement of Louth in East Lincolnshire. Whilst pursuing a positive determination through the development management process, we were also instructed to promote the allocation of the site for housing through the East Lindsey Local Plan examination in public.
Whilst the application site was larger than that initially proposed for allocation by the local authority, we sought to demonstrate that the application proposals would result in a logical rounding off of the settlement, whilst ensuring that any potentially adverse impacts could be appropriately mitigated. Moreover, the proposals also included a range of benefits which would benefit the local community including the implementation of a new link road, providing an alternative route for existing and proposed residents to access the strategic highway network.
The Council’s Planning Committee and officers ultimately agreed with the case presented and approved outline permission, subject to the completion of a legal agreement. We continue to assist our client in the preparation of this S.106 Agreement.
Whilst the East Lindsey Local Plan is yet to be formally adopted, we will continue to monitor its progress on behalf of our client to secure the formal allocation of the site in the Development Plan. This will safeguard the site for future development if the outline permission were to expire.