AN UNSUCCESSFUL appeal was made involving outline plans for a property in a Chester village.
Applicants Mr and Mrs A Lacey told planning officers at Cheshire West and Chester Council they were seeking initial approval for a two storey property on a building plot at 2 Willow Cottages, Huxley Lane, Huxley.
Their application was rejected and Mr and Mrs Lacey appealed.
The main issue, suggested the appeal’s inspector, was whether the plot was a suitable location for a new property and its effect on the character and appearance of the area.
He pointed out the council believed that new houses should be built on previously used land in Chester itself or within key villages outside the Green Belt. They could also be built on infill plots but Mr Holt did not accept the land at Willow Cottages fell into that category.
He pointed out that Huxley has only a ‘very limited’ range of facilities and it was likely that occupiers would be forced to rely heavily on the use of a private car.
This would not meet the council's planning policies. Mr Holt dismissed the appeal.