No5 Chambers’ Ian Dove achieves planning appeal success for new Nottingham dwellings

Langham Park Developments has been successful in its appeal, led by Ian Dove of No5 Chambers, against Broxtowe Borough Council to construct housing on the land adjacent to Hempshill Hall, Nottingham.

The appeal was allowed following an inquiry in November 2013.

The appeal site was a 6.5ha area of land adjacent to Hempshill Vale estate, bordered by the A600 Low Road and A610 dual carriageway.

It surrounds three sides of the grounds of the Hempshill Hall Group (a group of listed buildings including the Hall, a farmhouse, a barn and a stable range). It also has trees and woodland areas within and adjacent to the site, part of which is identified as a Site of Importance for Nature Conservation (SINC) and some trees subject to a tree preservation order. 

There were a number of proposed changes to be addressed, in particular the alignment of the proposed tram route through the site, the use of embankments in place of criblock walling and full affordable housing provision within the site as opposed to the initial off-site intention.