Land at Cwmgelli

This was a complex site with a number of considerations including landscape matters, green wedge, the impact of the development on the wetting of two Grade II listed buildings and the Maes Manor Historic Park and Garden. The Council’s lack of five-year housing land supply was also a cause for concern.

Project Details

  • The outline planning application resulted in an allocation for approximately 120 homes.
  • The site was promoted through the Caerphilly Replacement Local Development Plan
  • Considerations included landscape matters, green wedge and the impact of the development

The site was promoted through the Caerphilly Replacement Local Development Plan alongside the outline planning application resulting in an allocation for approximately 120 homes in the Deposit Replacement LDP.

This tandem approach ultimately proved very useful as the Appeal Inspector placed weight upon the fact that the site was proposed to be allocated for residential development in the Replacement LDP.