The Secretary of State for Communities & Local Government has approved planning permission for 650 homes on two sites at Hartford, Cheshire, following an appeal.
Harrow Estates submitted applications to Cheshire West & Cheshire Council in 2011 for permission to build 300 properties at Grange Farm, Hartford. Bridgmere applied for planning permission for the construction of 350 properties at Hollies Farm, east of School Lane, Hartford.
An appeal hearing was held in December 2012 following a decision to refuse planning permission.
Cheshire West & Chester Council wrote to the Planning Inspector in October accepting that it cannot demonstrate a five year supply of deliverable housing sites, one of the key factors in the case. Concerns were also raised about the potential impact of increased numbers of vehicles.
Secretary of state, Eric Pickles, agreed with the decision of the Planning Inspector that permission should be granted in both cases.
Turley Associates represented Harrow Estates.