Planning Lawyers advise on successful appeal for Persimmon Homes

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14/02/2019

Planning & Environment specialists from Walker Morris have secured planning permission for Persimmon Homes’ latest residential development in Garforth, Leeds.

Persimmon Homes appealed against Leeds City Council’s decision and were granted planning permission for the development of 290 homes as well as the demolition of an existing dwelling on the site.

The scheme will provide 15% affordable housing as well as public open space and contributions to the improvements to local infrastructure including bus stops and local walkways that the wider community are able to make use of.

Richard Sagar, Partner in the Planning & Environment Team at Walker Morris, acted as an advocate for Persimmon Homes. Robert Moore, Director, provided legal and specialist strategic advice.

Richard commented:

“We are delighted at the outcome of the appeal and that the Walker Morris Team were able to secure planning permission for Persimmon Homes.

“This is the latest in a number of successful planning appeals we have recently achieved for our clients, having secured planning permission for 600 homes for Hallam Land Management last week. It also continues to reinforce the Team’s national reputation within in the planning industry and highlights our ability to provide our clients with specialist legal advice that is delivered in a commercially relevant context.”

The Walker Morris Planning Team is recognised nationally by the independent guides to the legal profession being ranked in Tier 1 by both Legal 500 and Chambers. The Team is also ranked as a ‘National Leader outside London’ by Chambers. The Team was ranked 7th in the ‘Highest Rated Planning Law Firms’ for 2018 in the national annual Planning Law Survey, having consistently achieved high national rankings in the past.

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