Planning Appeal allowed & Costs Awarded: Vicarage Lane, Elworth


This scheme for four new residential dwellings was
recently granted planning permission, secured by cb3 design and in conjunction
with Emery Planning Partnership town planning consultancy.
Vicarage Lane Site Plan
Vicarage Lane Scheme Site Plan
The site comprises a dilapidated timber church hall in a
residential area of Elworth, Sandbach, South Cheshire and is surrounded by an
eclectic mix of Edwardian terraces, detached and semi-detached houses and
 The original scheme was recommended for approval by the
Local Planning Authority but was refused by the Planning Committee in the face
of officer support and pre-application advice. After a very brief appeal period
the decision was overturned and permission was granted. The inspector’s report
was critical of committee members stating that they had behaved unreasonably
and that the Council had delayed a development which should have been permitted
and that no substantive reason for refusal was given. A cost claim has been
awarded in this instance, which whilst not fully reimbursing our client for the
time, cost, delay and frustration, goes some small way to providing vindication
for their efforts.