Consent secured for greenfield scheme

McLoughlin Planning has secured permission for a private client to build 32 new homes on a greenfield location in Stroud district.

The site off Box Road in Cam is notable because it is bordered on all sides with existing and planned development.

McLoughlin used government policy to demonstrate that this meant the proposals would not set a precedent for extra development outside the settlement boundary – a key argument for winning over councillors on the planning committee.

McLoughlin Planning Managing Director Nathan McLoughlin said: “This was a really impressive result which was the result of our work to persuade councillors on the committee that the site was appropriate for new homes.

“It’s always satisfying to gain consent for a client when we know we’ve found the right policy argument and won at committee – this time on the chairman’s casting vote.”

The result marks the end of almost two years’ work on the site, after McLoughlin Planning was asked approached in 2016 by architects Quattro Design Architects to join its team.