"Blackberry Farm" Planning Appeal

posted 11 Feb 2018, 07:17 by Phil Handy
If you wish to comment on the appeal lodged by Barrat Homes regarding the proposed Blackberry Farm development, a member of VALID campaign group has produced the following layperson's guide to commenting on an Appeal made because a Planning Application has been refused.

Barrat Homes and David Wilson homes have lodged an Appeal by Public Inquiry against the refusal of planning permission for 215 dwellings on Land East of Park Lane, Coalpit Heath, S. Glos. ( Blackberry Park, Woodlands Farm)

Planning Application Number PT17/0215/O ( capital O for Outline) S. Glos Council website http://www.southglos.gov.uk/

Dept Of Environment Appeal Ref : APP/P0119/W/17/3191477
Start Date : 25th January 2018

Any comments already made by people about the planning application will be sent to the Planning Inspectorate. If people have something new to say they can submit their further views by e-mailing Stella.perrett@pins.gsi.gov.uk You can also write to Stella Perrett The Planning Inspectorate, Temple Quay House, 2 The Square, Temple Quay, Bristol, BS1 6PN quoting the appeal reference number, the address of the appeal site, your name and address, sending three copies typed in black ink if possible, by the 8th March 2018.

There is a Guide to taking part:


The guide suggests that you say either:
‘I am against the appeal proposals’ and explain whether it is for the
same reasons as given by the LPA ( Local Planning Authority) or, if not, explain your own reasons;

‘I support the appeal proposals’ and explain why

The reasons for refusal decision by the S.Glos LPA were :-


1. Paragraph 14 of the NPPF (National Planning Policy Framework) states that sustainable development should be approved unless the adverse impacts of doing so would significantly and demonstrably outweigh the benefits.

In this instance, due to the:
- adverse impact on the landscape,
- lack of sustainability
- and loss of the best agricultural land.

2. In the absence of a Section 106 legal agreement to secure the following:
- On-site public open space and a contribution towards off-site sports facilities
- Works and measures in relation to the highway network
- The delivery of self-build or custom plots
- Affordable housing of a suitable tenure mix and unit types

The proposal fails to provide sufficient mitigation to address the impact of the
development and is contrary to Policy T12 of the South Gloucestershire Local
Plan (Adopted) January 2006; and policies CS1, CS6, CS8, CS9, CS18 and
CS24 of the South Gloucestershire Local Plan Core Strategy adopted 2013,and
the Affordable Housing and Extra Care SPD 2014.

Proposed Development Site (in red)