Gladman Developments has abandoned its appeal against the decision to refuse planning permission for 211 houses on land at Glebe Farm, Verney Road.

The application was refused permission by AVDC but Gladman appealed; the Planning Inspector’s recommendation to approve was overturned by the Secretary of State (SoS) to whom it had been referred as the application conflicted with the Winslow Neighbourhood Plan. Gladman then decided to challenge the decision by the SoS in the High Court. We have heard recently that Gladman has abandoned this High Court appeal.

Commenting on the move by Gladman Cllr. Llew Monger, who represented Winslow at the planning appeal, said, ‘This decision proves the value of our Neighbourhood Plan which allows for ample housing on sites  acceptable to the community but protects those sites which are outside the Winslow Settlement Boundary’.

There remains an outstanding Appeal Court hearing at which Gladman are challenging the outcome of a Judicial Review of the making of the Neighbourhood Plan. For further details, see item below.