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Planning Inspectorate Rejects Appeal for Planning Permission for Housing Development on Land Adjacent to Halton Lane, Wendover
Monday 09 October 2017

The Planning Inspectorate has rejected the appeal by developers for planning permission for housing development on land adjacent to Halton Lane, Wendover.

The full text of the Appeal decsion can be read by clicking here.

The Planning Inspector gave the following reasons for rejecting the appeal:

........In this case I have concluded that there would be moderate to substantial harm to landscape character, limited harm to the setting of the AONB, moderate to substantial harm to settlement character and the rural setting of Wendover.  There would also be material adverse visual effects and the irrevocable loss of part of a valued landscape.  In these important environmental respects the proposal would be contrary to development plan policies which are entirely consistent with the Framework.  Due to the overarching nature of the policies and the degree of contravention I conclude that the proposal would be contrary to the development plan as a whole.  In combination this accumulation of harms would be significant in terms of their scale and severity and as such they attract very substantial weight. .........  

​As part of the Planning Appeal process, the Wendover Society submitted a formal written objection to the Planning Inspector on the grounds that the proposed development would: 

  • Create ad hoc and unplanned urban sprawl and remove agricultural land.
  • Put more pressure on already overloaded Wendover village infrastructure.

​The full text of the Wendover Society's submission to the Planning Inspector can be read here.