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Countesthorpe development stopped

Countesthorpe Planning Willoughby Road

Blaby District Council’s decision to refuse a planning application for 14 houses in Countesthorpe has been upheld by The Planning Inspectorate.

Plans were submitted to build the properties off Willoughby Road, Countesthorpe, which included the demolition of one property to give access. A Planning Committee meeting in November 2016 rejected the proposals.

Summing up the appeal, John Morrison from The Planning Inspectorate said that the application “must be determined in accordance with the development plan.” 

He went on to explain that the proposed development would “fail to comply” with the Council’s planning policies in terms of the suitability of the site for a housing development, which would have had a negative effect on the character of the area.

The decision from The Planning Inspectorate is the third recent refusal upheld, following the rejection of appeals for a 170-house development in Countesthorpe and 200-home project submitted in Cosby.

For more information on the application, visit and search the application reference 16/1005/OUT.


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Last updated: 03 November 2017

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