The Sandbach Road North planning proposal has been through a long and tortuous process, which involved:
- a rejection of the original planning proposal by Cheshire East,
- a rejection of the Developer’s appeal by the planning Inspector, Philip Major,
- a judicial review which overturned that decision and ordered a re-run of the appeal
- and finally, Stephen Roscoe, the new inspector who ran the second appeal, has DISMISSED the Sandbach Road North appeal and upheld the reasons given for it first refusal.
This is excellent news for Alsager and is some reward for all the hard work carried out by ARAG, which went into preparation, attending appeals and presenting the case against.
Mr Roscoe’s Conclusion is summarised by:
75. I therefore conclude that the proposal cannot be seen to be sustainable
development and that the adverse impacts of allowing the appeal would
significantly and demonstrably outweigh the benefits, when assessed against
the policies of the NPPF as a whole. I further conclude that the presumption in
favour of sustainable development therefore cannot apply.
76. I have taken into account all other matters raised, but none carry sufficient
weight to alter my conclusion. I therefore conclude that the appeal should be