Globe are currently raising a glass to celebrate a recent appeal success which will allow the former Red Lion public house to be redeveloped to provide much needed new housing in the Lincolnshire village of Sturton by Stow. The Planning Inspectorate allowed an appeal on 8th June 2016 following a hearing where Globe acted as expert witnesses on behalf of the owner of the site. Globe successfully argued that the sensitive redevelopment scheme proposed would be in accordance with the West Lindsey Local Plan which permits the redevelopment of pub sites where there is an alternative facility in the village and the business itself is proving to be unviable. Globe also presented a convincing case which allowed the Inspector to conclude that there remains a chronic shortage of housing land in Central Lincolnshire and that sites proposing new housing should be considered positively. Much to the delight of the client, Globe presented a case to the Inspector to evidence that a recent High Court decision was a material consideration leading to the Inspector concluding that an affordable housing financial contribution sought by the Council was no longer compliant with policy.