Appeal to build 30 homes in Redgrave dismissed
A developer’s appeal to build 30 homes in Redgrave has been dismissed.
The planning application for the development, which would have been made up of flats, two-storey dwellings, detached and semi-detached houses, was first rejected by Mid Suffolk District Council in March this year.
The refusal said that the 30 homes proposed for the land next to Charters Towers, The Street, would mean the loss of an important open space and significantly impact and erode the unique landscape.
The report reads: “The proposal would create an insular and incongruous development and would significantly and demonstrably harm the historic and architectural merit and setting of the conservation area, which includes the setting of the Grade II-listed buildings within the area.”
The developer submitted a grounds of appeal statement arguing against the decision: “We believe that the design and layout is reflective of the grain and pattern of the rest of the village and would be neither 'incongruous' nor 'insular' and would be sympathetic to the conservation area and setting of the listed buildings.
“It would also not affect the important vistas identified in the conservation area appraisal.”
The appeal was dismissed.