Lymington Bottom application refused

Good news – the application by Gladman Developments Ltd to build up to 65 dwellings at Mount Royal, 46 Lymington Bottom, Four Marks, Alton, GU34 5AH has been refused.

Reasons for refusal were:

  1. The site is located on a greenfield site outside the Settlement Policy Boundary for Four Marks as identified in the Medstead and Four Marks Neighbourhood Plan and falls within an area where the countryside policies of the plan apply.
    The proposal is therefore contrary to policies CP1, CP2, CP10 and CP19 of the East Hampshire District Local Plan: Joint Core Strategy (June 2014) and Policy 1 of the Medstead and Four Marks Neighbourhood Plan (May 2016). The proposal is also contrary to the provisions of the NPPF.
  2. The proposal would introduce a significant high density development to the rear of existing properties along Brisland Lane and Lymington Bottom which would harm the established character and landscape of the area and is contrary to policies CP20 and CP29 of East Hampshire District Local Plan: Joint Core
    Strategy (June 2014) and the provisions of the NPPF.
  3. The proposal fails to make adequate provision for affordable housing and is contrary to policy CP14 of the East Hampshire District Local Plan: Joint Core Strategy (June 2014). Reference No: 56082/001
  4. The level of development proposed would not be consistent with maintaining and enhancing the character of the settlement but instead would place undue pressure on the limited range of local services in this small local service centre. This would be at odds with the spatial strategy for the District which seeks to reinforce a settlement’s role and function. The proposal is therefore contrary to the National Planning Policy Framework, policy CP1, CP2 and CP10 of the East Hampshire District Local Plan: Joint Core Strategy (June 2014).
  5. The proposal is located remotely from local facilities and services and will result in an increase in the use of the private motor vehicle. It is therefore considered that the proposal is contrary to the NPPF and policy CP31 of the East Hampshire District Local Plan: Joint Core Strategy (June 2014).

Gladman Developments Ltd have 6 months in which to submit an appeal against this decision (i.e. to the end of July).

We will provide an update if an appeal is made.