Miller Homes were seeking planning permission for new homes on a sensitive greenfield site on the edge of the village of Bramhope, Leeds.
As a result of previous successful work in preparing masterplans for similar schemes, Randall Thorp were appointed as masterplan and landscape consultants for the project. The scheme was submitted in November 2013 and sought permission for 380 new homes, together with a convenience store and open space including: a village green, allotments, community orchard and small country park. The scheme was refused planning permission in August 2014.
Miller Homes went on to appoint Randall Thorp to present evidence at the subsequent Planning Appeal regarding: landscape, character and design issues.
The Appeal was held in April 2016. Nicola Jacob prepared and presented the landscape, character and design evidence together with cross examination notes for Miller Home’s Counsel.
The decision was published in December 2016. The Secretary of State agreed with the Inspector that planning permission should be approved.