Expert Witness for Basingstoke and Deane Council at 8 day Public Inquiry

I was the expert witness on planning matters in respect of a Public Inquiry for a scheme comprising 450 houses, school, community centre and open space. I represented Basingstoke and Deane against David Wilson Homes for the development of a greenfield site in the countryside, drafted the proof of evidence, Statement of Common Ground, a rebuttal proof and liaised with the team over the 5 month period leading up to the Inquiry.

Decision given by the Secretary of State to give planning permission on the basis that the Council did not have a 5 year housing supply.

Letter of objection against a house extension

Wrote a letter of objection for a couple who were concerned about the impact of a large extension to their neighbour’s property. I advised about requesting that the application should be determined by the Planning Committee and further advised on the speech to be made to the Committee. Application refused contrary to planning officer’s recommendation.