Public Inquiry - s78 Planning Appeal - Alderholt, near Ringwood


Client:  East Dorset District Council
Developer:  Gladman Developments


Expert landscape witness for local planning authority at Public Inquiry (September 2017) further to refusal of outline permission for residential development (60 dwellings) on greenfield site just outside the village of Alderholt, near Ringwood.

The Inspector agreed that the proposal would result in harm to the landscape character of the site and immediate surroundings and that there would be adverse visual impact, but did not accept the LPA case on housing land supply and considered that the need for housing delivery outweighed the environmental harm in this instance and therefore allowed the appeal, although for a reduced number of 45 rather than 60 dwellings.