Cossington, Leicestershire

RCA Regeneration were commissioned to appeal against a refusal of permission for a new driveway access. The application was refused because the officer felt that the development would neither maintain nor enhance the character and appearance of the landscape and adjacent Conservation Area. RCA were able to provide justification for the need for the new driveway on highway safety grounds, exploring the impact on the open countryside, examining the constraints of the site and properly weighing the benefits of the development against the reasons for refusal. RCA Regeneration also provided a rebuttal to the Parish Councils’ objections to the appeal which focussed on the size of the driveway. The appeal was allowed in January 2014.