Permission granted for the change of use of existing pub and erection of 3 new dwellings
Alton, Hampshire

Following a submission last year, D&M Planning have successfully argued for the redevelopment of a failed public house in East Hampshire. The redevelopment would provide a total of four family dwellings on the brownfield site. The application, located in an area contrary to local policy, was assessed on the basis of the tilted balance by members of the planning committee.

During the life of the application there were changes to both national and local policy that impacted on the decision. Matt was able to keep on top of these changes and relevant appeals succinctly defending the application and that the assessment need be made under the auspices of the tilted balance. In doing so those policies within the plan that sought to restrict development in the countryside could be considered out of date allowing the application to be approved.

Members of the planning committee resolved unanimously to approve the application.

Planner: Matt Smith
Plans: Graham Powell Designs