Planning appeal for replacement of demolished houses

A planning appeal (not one of ours) has been turned down to re-build two houses demolished in the 1970s.

The appellant argued that government policy in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) allowed for replacement houses. The NPPF came into force in March this year.  The inspector, however, decided that the NPPF does not permit re-building houses which have not existed for years.

The NPPF it seems has not yet opened the floodgates for similar schemes to succeed at planning appeal.

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