Phase I – Tunnel Road, Ansley, North Warwickshire

Aerial photo

Planning permission for 79 dwellings granted in January 2017

The site is located to the Northern edge of Ansley in Warwickshire. The Northern boundary opens to fields, with more fields and a substantial area of allotment gardens to the West. To the Southern boundary are the existing residential areas Croft Mead and Nuthurst Crescent.

The site amounts to 3.19 hectares (7.88 acres)

January 2015

A promotion agreement with the landowner completed

June 2015

An outline application was submitted for the development of up to 79 dwellings

November 2015

The application was recommended for refusal at planning committee and the Council claimed that they had identified sufficient land available for residential development to meet the five year requirement plus 20% current land supply, quoting a 7.5 year housing land supply. As a result, the application was refused.

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May 2016

A planning appeal was submitted and a 3 day public inquiry was carried out. Muller also submitted an appeal for costs.

January 2017

The Council argued a 9.4 year housing supply, this was found to be unsound and the inspector concluded that their five year housing supply figure was closer to 3.5 years supply. Consequently, on 6th January 2017, the planning appeal was allowed and outline planning permission granted for 79 residential units was granted.

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