Broughton family homes plan thrown out by Planning Inspector

Posted on - 27th November, 2014 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Broughton, Housing, Preston News
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Broughton residents objected to the housing plan

Plans to build six detached homes on the edge of Broughton have been thrown out at a planning appeal.


Preston City Council had rejected the plans saying it would dilute the character of the village to allow the homes to be built on Whittingham Lane.

Aamir Designs had tabled the plans but faced objections from Broughton Parish Council and 18 local households also voiced their concerns about the plans.

The planning inspector sided with the city council, saying the “the development would appear cramped, jarring and intrusive when compared to the spacious layout of neighbouring properties and the open rural character of the area.”

The developers said the homes would provide much needed family housing in the north of the city.

But the planning inspector backed the city council and said “the impact of development on the character and appearance of an area is a significant material consideration that is capable of outweighing the benefits of a proposal when assessed against all other material planning considerations.”

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