Planning appeal success for Turley at north Newbury

North Newbury masterplan

Turley has successfully helped CEG win an appeal for up to 401 dwellings at north Newbury. The firm’s planning, design and economics teams have been involved with the project for the last three and a half years, culminating in a two-week Public Inquiry in January 2017.

The appeal scheme includes up to 241 market homes, 160 affordable homes, a new primary school, a local centre, landscaping and public open space.

In the decision letter dated 20 March 2017, the Planning Inspector concluded that “There are no specific policies in the Framework which indicate that development should be restricted”. Given the absence of a five year housing land supply in West Berkshire, the Inspector also concluded that the limited conflict with the Development Plan “...falls far short of significantly and demonstrably outweighing the benefits of the development when assessed against the policies in the Framework as a whole”.

Commenting on the Appeal win, Turley Director Peter Stacey said; “This proposal will go some way to providing much needed new homes in West Berkshire, including affordable homes for local people. Following a long process, CEG is looking forward to delivering this scheme and promoting further land to the north of Newbury.”

28 March 2017