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Success at appeal for 185 dwellings at Hempsted Lane, Gloucester


We are pleased to announce that the Inspectorate has granted Gladman Developments outline planning permission for up to 185 dwellings and associated infrastructure on a greenfield site at Hempsted Lane, Gloucester.

The application was appealed for non-determination and a number of putative reasons for refusal were subsequently made. On receipt of the appellant’s evidence, the Council chose not to contest the appeal. CSA’s Managing Director, Clive Self, gave evidence on landscape matters to address third party concerns.

CSA’s landscape and urban design team, worked closely with Gladman and their consultant team to craft a masterplan that sensitively responded to the character of the neighbouring countryside and the adjacent settlement of Hempsted, and the Conservation Area that fell within it.

A significant area of open space was provided on the southern site boundary and the Inspectorate concluded that the buffer of green infrastructure would help the expanded village blend into the landscape, providing a clearly defined and defensible boundary to the extent of residential development. Overall, it was considered that the scheme would be acceptable in terms of landscape impact.