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Lytham homes approved after appeal

On behalf of Purcell Developments, Harrison Hunt Developers and architects Sanderson Borland, planning consultancy Turley has secured permission for the development of a 3 storey building containing eight apartments on the site of Greenridges, 99 Ballam Road, Lytham.

The scheme proposes a high quality contemporary new development comprising seven 2 bedroom luxury apartments and a 3 bed penthouse with balconies and a roof terrace overlooking Lytham golf course.

The planning application was originally refused, despite being recommended for approval by planning officers at Fylde Borough Council, in May this year, after Members stated the development would have a negative impact on the amenity of neighbouring residents and the character and appearance of the local area. The existing 1930s Art Deco house on site, which is proposed for demolition, was also considered by Members to have significant local heritage value.

Turley successfully argued that the development was acceptable and the Inspector agreed, concluding that “the proposed building represents high quality contemporary architecture that would contribute positively” to the local area. A full award of costs was also made to Turley on the basis that the Council had demonstrated unreasonable behaviour. In particular, it was highlighted that the Council did not have a five year supply of housing land and should have given more weight to the benefits of the proposal in bringing forward much needed new homes in the area.

Carly Hinde, Senior Planner at Turley in Manchester said:

“We were very pleased to have had our appeal upheld for this distinctive and exceptionally designed contemporary scheme. The full award of costs against the Council reaffirms our view that Members were incorrect to originally refuse the development against clear evidence and local and national planning policy which seeks to boost significantly the supply of housing.”

Diana Borland at Harrison Hunt said:

“We are delighted to have gained planning consent for 99 Ballam Road. Our collaborative working relationship from the outset with our architects, Sanderson Borland, and with our planning consultants, Turley, is testament to the final result. Our drive for outstanding contemporary design and high-quality finishes together with a thorough understanding of the immediate and surrounding site was the foundation for this project which in turn secured our consent.”

Images Images are courtesy of Purcell Developments and Harrison Hunt.

Copyright of images: Blackpoint Design

19 December 2017