The report by the planning inspectorate stated there was ‘no reason’ to stop the mixed development of terrace, semi-detached and detached houses from going ahead.
It said: “I appreciate that representations have been raised in relation to great crested newts, agricultural land quality, trees, foul and surface water drainage, availability of medical and dental facilities, scale, residential amenity and employment.
“None of these matters is sufficient to justify withholding planning permission.”
Emphasis mine. An interesting decision but not a surprising one. I would be interested to know what the gcn population size was. Anybody from ARGSL know?