Appeal allowed in Clacton

Earlier this month we reported on an appeal hearing for 180 new homes in Clacton where a previous inspector had concluded that the transport effects of a larger scheme had been acceptable (PINS and needles | Entran Ltd). After just a fortnight, the Inspector has allowed the appeal subject to conditions and obligations. Importantly, the Inspector also found that Tendring District Council had acted unreasonably and awarded full costs to Kelsworth Ltd. Entran provided evidence at the hearing separately on transport and noise matters. The Inspector concluded that the Council had acted unreasonably in its consideration of both matters. He stated that "Committee members are not bound by officer recommendations, however, this does no mean that expert opinion and evidence can be set aside without good reason." [APP/P1560/W/22/3308647]

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