- 4 Mar 2020
Date received: 3 Feb 2020
Date responded: 2 Mar 2020
"over the past 5 years in each of the 32 Local Authorities: -
1. What is the total number of appeals made by developers for housing development on greenbelt land not designated for development?
2. What is the total number of these appeals which were granted?
3. What is the total number of these appeals which were refused?
4. How many appeals were granted where the Reporter accepted the developer’s calculations surrounding 5-year land supply and housing targets in opposition to the Local Authority’s calculations?
5. How many appeals were granted where the government’s housing targets influenced the Reporter’s decision?"
You subsequently clarified that you were interested in cases relating to :
10 or more houses
All local authorities which have greenbelt designations in their development plan
As of 2010, green belt areas are designated in Aberdeen, Greater Glasgow, Ayr and Prestwick(South Lanarkshire), Edinburgh, East Lothian, Midlothian, Falkirk(and Grangemouth) and Stirling. A further three greenbelts have been established in Structure plans around Perth, St Andrews and Dunfermline.
The information provided therefore contains details only relevant to a search carried out against the aforementioned planning authorities.
A total of 22 appeals, within the category of 10 houses or more, have been submitted to DPEA, for housing development on green belt land, in the past 5 years. Full details of those appeals are detailed in the table below.
2 of these appeals were allowed (permission granted)
19 of these appeals were dismissed (permission refused)
1 of these appeals was withdrawn
Matters surrounding developer calculations regarding housing land supply and housing targets, and government housing targets, were not determining issues in either of the allowed appeals.
* Denotes cases where part of the proposed site was designated for housing and part of the proposed site was designated within green belt
|No.||Case Reference||Authority||Date decision issued||Case detail||decision|
|1||*PPA-230- 2207||City of Edinburgh Council||29/09/2019||Residential Development, Up To A Maximum Of 1400 Units, And Ancillary Commercial (Class 1 Retail And Class 2 Financial And Professional) Including Landscaping, Access And Services And All Other Ancillary Development||Appeal Allowed|
|2||PPA-230- 2177||City of Edinburgh Council||27/10/2016||Residential Development With Associated Infrastructure And Engineering Works||Appeal Dismissed|
|3||PPA-230- 2220||City of Edinburgh Council||30/07/2078||Appeal Against Refusal Of Planning Permission For Residential And Associated Development||Appeal Dismissed|
|4||PPA-230- 2189||City of Edinburgh Council||28/02/2017||Residential; Development And Associated Works||Appeal Dismissed|
|5||PPA-230- 2241||City of Edinburgh Council||28/12/2018||Planning Permission In Principle For Residential Development And Associated Roads, Footpaths And Landscaping||Appeal Dismissed|
|6||PPA-390- 2060||Stirling Council||25/07/2018||Proposed Residential Development And Cemetery With Associated Engineering Works And Landscaping||Appeal Dismissed|
|7||PPA-230- 2266||City of Edinburgh Council||16/10/2019||Demolition Of Existing Public House And Erection Of Building Comprising Residential Apartments And Associated Development.||Appeal Allowed|
|8||PPA-390-2043-1||Stirling Council||28/11/2019||Development Of A Public Park, Residential Development (Including Housing) Of 600 Units, Commercial Space (Neighbourhood Centre), Improvements To Road And Drainage Infrastructure And New Primary School.||Appeal Dismissed|
|9||PPA-230- 2246||City of Edinburgh Council||14/0/2019||Residential Development (Class 9) Flats (Sui Generis) (Including Affordable Housing Provision, University Halls Of Residence), Neighbourhood Centre Inc, Retail (Class 1), Services (Class 2), Food And Drink (Class 3), Non Residential (Class 10), Assembly, Leisure (Class 11) With Associated Access, Parking, Open Space Public Realm And Infrastructure Works (Inc. Demolition Of Overhead & Relaying Of Power Lines)||Appeal Dismissed|
|10||PPA-250- 2266||Fife Council||26/09/2016||Planning Permission In Principle For The Construction Of Dwellings And Associated Access||Appeal Dismissed|
|11||PPA-390- 2052||Stirling Council||21/09/2017||Mixed Use Development Comprising The Sheriffmuir Park Centre Including Garden Centre, Heritage Centre, Rural Offices, Biomass Heating System And Sheriffmuir Park Housing, To Comprise 165 Residential Units Of Mixed Use Tenure||Appeal Dismissed|
|12||PPA-230- 2150||City of Edinburgh Council||09/11/2015||Proposed Development Of 18 Houses With Associated Parking, Access And Landscaping||Appeal Dismissed|
|13||PPA-260- 2074||Glasgow City Council||14/03/2019||Erection Of Residential Development With Associated Infrastructure, Landscaping And Engineering Works||Appeal Dismissed|
|14||*PPA-290- 2056||Midlothian Council||31/01/2020||Application For Planning Permission In Principle For Class 4 (Business) Use With Ancillary Class 1 (Shops), Class 2 (Financial, Professional And Other Services) And Class 3 (Food And Drink) Uses; Residential Development (Circa 20 Units); And Associated Access, Parking, Landscaping And Drainage Infrastructure||Appeal Dismissed|
|15||PPA-230- 2153||City of Edinburgh Council||04/12/2015||Erection Of Residential Development With Associated Transport Infrastructure Landscaping And Open Space||Appeal Dismissed|
|16||PPA-290- 2034||Midlothian council||08/08/2016||Proposed Residential Development And Formation Of Access, Suds, Landscaping And Associated Works||Appeal Dismissed|
|17||PPA-230- 2184||City of Edinburgh Council||17/10/2016||Planning Permission In Principle For A Proposed Residential Development (Approximately 150 Units) With Associated Works||Appeal Dismissed|
|18||PPA-230- 2185||City of Edinburgh Council||13/10/2016||Residential Development With Associated Landscaping, Footpaths, Open Space, Parking Etc.||Appeal Dismissed|
|19||PPA-210- 2054||East Lothian Council||01/11/2016||Mixed Use Development Comprising The Erection Of Up To 1,000 Residential Units, Local Centre Including Provision Of Employment Accommodation, Non- Denominational Primary School, Community Facilities, Open Space, Landscaping, Roads, And Associated Infrastructure||Withdrawn|
|20||PPA-260- 2041||East Lothian Council||13/11/2015||Residential Development And Associated Works||Appeal Dismissed|
|21||PPA-390- 2051||Stirling Council||24/08/2017||Erection Of 129 Dwellings And Associated Infrastructure||Appeal Dismissed|
|22||PPA-230- 2165||City of Edinburgh Council||01/04/2016||New Build Residential Apartments/Houses||Appeal Dismissed|
I trust this is of some assistance however if you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me.
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