Consent has been granted on appeal for 93 houses and land for D1 uses, at Great Eccleston in Lancashire. Gary Holliday provided landscape and visual evidence at appeal on behalf of Metacre Ltd. Since the time the appeal was lodged, the site became part of a draft housing allocation in the emerging Wyre Local Plan.
The inspector concluded “The development would be viewed as part of the continuation of development along Copp Lane on the edge of the settlement and in the context of sporadic roadside development along this length of Copp Lane. Housing on the site would be assimilated reasonably well with the existing development, including the new houses on the adjacent site, and would represent a respectful addition to the character of the settlement.”