Planning Appeal Inquiry - Expert Evidence

Evans Jones was appointed by Stroud District Council to provide Expert Witness evidence in connection with a Planning Appeal for circa 150 new dwellings and associated infrastructure.

  • Location:
  • Leonard Stanley/Kings Stanley
  • Service:
  • Planning Appeals

Evans Jones was appointed as a Planning Consultant, together with a specialist Landscape Architect, to provide Expert Evidence to the planning inquiry against the development.

Whilst the Appellant was successful in persuading the Inspector that the merits of this scheme outweighed the restrictive development policies within the extant Local Plan, this did not mean that it was not appropriate to provide evidence which sought to defend the Committee’s decision.

The appeal inspector did not consider that the authority had accepted unreasonably and on this basis, he did not award cost against the council.