Land off Barff Lane, Brayton, Selby


Appeal allowed and planning permission granted for 95 new homes

At the start of 2024, CSA were pleased to support Gladman Developments at a planning appeal for a site in Brayton near Selby. Planning Inspector Benjamin Webb allowed the appeal on 7 February 2024 and granted consent for  up to 95 new dwellings. This followed the original outline application made in November 2022 and refused in May 2023.

CSA were closely involved throughout the process, supporting the original planning application with multi-disciplinary inputs including ecological, landscape, heritage and masterplanning. Through consultations with the local authority and other parties, CSA were active in trying to resolve the council’s concerns during determination. However, four reasons were refusal were ultimately set out, including a concern that the development would result in the deterioration of irreplaceable habitat due to increased recreational pressure upon existing ancient woodland at Brayton Barff SINC.  

CSA’s Managing Director Aidan Marsh, provided ecological evidence at the inquiry. CSA were proactive in engaging with ecological consultees to identify appropriate mitigation to protect Brayton Barff and a Mitigation Strategy was developed. In evidence, it was shown that only a very small number of additional visitors would arise from the appeal scheme. The inspector accepted that new accessible circular walking routes to be provided across land adjoining the proposed  development would provide alternative scope for outdoor recreation and would offset any residual increase in visits to Brayton Barff.    

The successful outcome of this appeal is an endorsement of the close and effective working relationship between our disciplines, the wider consultant team and with our client – something very much at the heart of our ‘modus operandi’!