Land at Frog Lane, Pickmere – Cheshire East Council

Emery Planning has secured outline planning permission on appeal for an infill dwelling and associated outbuildings at Frog Lane, Pickmere. The approved scheme comprises a large (4/5 bedroom) dwelling with associated garaging and a workshop.

The site is currently a paddock and is set outside the Pickmere village inset boundary, in the Green Belt. Planning permission was initially refused by Cheshire East Borough Council in March 2018 on grounds that the proposed development would constitute inappropriate development in the Green Belt as it represented a substantial gap along Frog Lane and was detached from the village of Pickmere.

The appeal Inspector agreed with our case that the site did indeed comprise an appropriate infill plot that clearly formed part of the village of Pickmere, despite its location outside the defined settlement boundary, and that it was not too large given the neighbouring context in terms of plot size. The Inspector concluded that the proposal amounted to limited infilling in a village within the meaning of criterion e) of Paragraph 145 of the Framework, and was in accordance with Local Plan Policy PG3. and therefore did not constitute inappropriate development within the Green Belt.

The approved scheme was designed by Randle White Architects.

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