SandecotesBorough of Poole: Pure Town Planning are celebrating another successful appeal win for a 4 unit residential redevelopment on Sandecotes Road.

The application site consists of two detached residential buildings (Nos. 35 & 37) with a shared access drive off Sandecotes Road. Following a previously refused scheme to erect 4 x 3 bedroom detached dwellings in December 2015, in conjunction with Anders Roberts Cheer, a revised application was submitted to erect two pairs of semi-detached dwellings on site. This application was subsequently refused in March 2016 by the LPA on grounds of the sub-divided plot being out of keeping with the pattern and grain of development in the area and by reason of scale, mass, footprint, design and landscaping arrangements failing to preserve the character and appearance of Sandecotes Road.

PTP were then instructed to challenge the decision at appeal. Following this appeal submission, the Inspector assessed the evidence and supporting reports and ultimately disagreed with the judgement of the Council in terms of the 4 unit semi-detached scheme, determining that the principle of redevelopment of the site with an increased housing density was indeed acceptable. Furthermore the Inspector accepted the proposed plot sizes, design and scale of development within the Sandecotes Road streetscene and allowed the appeal and granted planning permission. The client was naturally overjoyed to hear the good news following a series of applications and challenges to secure the all-important planning permission.

If you have recently had planning permission refused and are considering what to do next, why not contact Pure Town Planning on 01202 585524 or email us at for an assessment of your chances of success on appeal.