We were instructed to advise on a refused application for a single dwelling in the village of Bryngwran on Anglesey. Having assessed the plans and the general setting of the proposed plot we advised that an appeal would be worthwhile. The client agreed to go forward with an Informal Hearing. The issues surrounded the fact that the LPA deemed the site to be in open countryside and thus falling outside the scope of policies that allowed for single dwellings adjoining various settlements. The site was outside the defined settlement boundary for Bryngwran but was sandwiched between two existing housing developments, with development also in evidence on the opposite side of the road.
The LPA were also fearful that allowing this single plot would set a precedence for the remainder of the field. But, the Inspector disagreed and indicated that the LPA were well within their rights to refuse any future applications if there was harm to the character of the area.