A planning Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government has agreed with Globe’s case presented in support of the reuse of these large former military buildings for use class B8 storage and ancillary business use class B1 uses. In assessing the appeal against North Lincolnshire Council’s refusal the Inspector agreed that the proposals would have no highway safety, heritage and amenity impacts that couldn’t be properly controlled through site management secured through planning conditions. She concluded that the proposals were consistent with the Council’s own policy and that the proposed development entirely suitable for its location.
The Inspector also found that the Council had acted unreasonably in refusing the application whilst failing to provide any evidence to support assertions that harm would arise. The application had previously been assessed by officers and recommended for approval. As a result of that unreasonable behaviour an application to reclaim costs for pursuing the appeal has been awarded to the appellant.