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NPPF Paragraph 55"A Grand Design?"                                 Peter Taylor                                   DLA Pipe...
Background Equivalent measure introduced in 1997: PPG 7 paragraph  3.21 "The Gummer Clause " PPS 7 paragraph 11     "Ve...
NPPF Introduced March 2012 Presumption in favour of sustainable development Implementation NPPF in generalUKG/14653101...
NPPF Paragraph 55 Exceptional quality or innovative nature of the design of the  building. Such a design should:     be ...
Be truly outstanding… Be truly outstanding or innovative helping to raise standards of  design in rural areas Design    ...
Reflect highest standards in architecture Appeal at Mines Farm in Weston Green, Weston Colville,  Cambridgeshire Allowed...
Significantly enhanced its immediate setting… Appeal 8 October 2008 : Highfield Hall Fordingbridge  Hampshire "Proposed ...
"Be sensitive to the defining characteristicsof the local area" See appeal decision reference 100-076-667/2012: Devon "E...
Any QuestionsOver to you …UKG/14653101    12 December 2012   9
NPPF Paragraph 55"A Grand Design?"                                 Peter Taylor                                   DLA Pipe...
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NPPF Paragraph 55- Peter Taylor, DLA Piper

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Peter Taylor from planning solicitors DLA Piper explains the legal background to the move from PPS7 to Paragraph 55.

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NPPF Paragraph 55- Peter Taylor, DLA Piper

  1. 1. NPPF Paragraph 55"A Grand Design?" Peter Taylor DLA Piper Solicitors Birmingham peter.taylor@dla piper.com
  2. 2. Background Equivalent measure introduced in 1997: PPG 7 paragraph 3.21 "The Gummer Clause " PPS 7 paragraph 11  "Very occasionally the exceptional quality and innovative nature of the design proposed for an isolated new house may provide the special justification for granting planning permission…." Highest standards in contemporary architecture, materials and methods of construction Outstanding and ground breaking Protecting or enhancing environment Raising standards of design more generally in rural areasUKG/14653101 12 December 2012 2
  3. 3. NPPF Introduced March 2012 Presumption in favour of sustainable development Implementation NPPF in generalUKG/14653101 12 December 2012 3
  4. 4. NPPF Paragraph 55 Exceptional quality or innovative nature of the design of the building. Such a design should:  be truly outstanding or innovative (helping to raise standards of design more generally in rural areas)  reflect the highest standards in architecture  significantly enhance its immediate setting  be sensitive to the defining characteristics of the local areaUKG/14653101 12 December 2012 4
  5. 5. Be truly outstanding… Be truly outstanding or innovative helping to raise standards of design in rural areas Design  Land at Friday Grove Farm, North Mymms, Hatfield: Appeal June 2007 PPS 7 and PPG 2 Green Belt  "visual design of the building exciting and dynamic"  "reflects the highest standards in contemporary architecture"  "use of angles and planes: organic link with the ground appearing to grow out of it rather than sit on it"UKG/14653101 12 December 2012 5
  6. 6. Reflect highest standards in architecture Appeal at Mines Farm in Weston Green, Weston Colville, Cambridgeshire Allowed March 2009 5 bed house, 2 staff dwellings, 39 hectares arable land The building has been designed as a sculptural object and is intended to act as a local landmark compare appeal decision 100/077/058-2012: site in Oxfordshire - simple design not truly innovative or outstanding code level 6 construction standardsUKG/14653101 12 December 2012 6
  7. 7. Significantly enhanced its immediate setting… Appeal 8 October 2008 : Highfield Hall Fordingbridge Hampshire "Proposed building is of high quality and innovative design…" "It fails to respond fully to its immediate setting in that it does not fit adequately into the local topography…" Appeal disallowedUKG/14653101 12 December 2012 7
  8. 8. "Be sensitive to the defining characteristicsof the local area" See appeal decision reference 100-076-667/2012: Devon "Eco house in secluded Devon valley" Twentieth century chalet like appearance at odds with rural vernacular of the area Zero carbon design and construction Appeal dismissedUKG/14653101 12 December 2012 8
  9. 9. Any QuestionsOver to you …UKG/14653101 12 December 2012 9
  10. 10. NPPF Paragraph 55"A Grand Design?" Peter Taylor DLA Piper Solicitors Birmingham peter.taylor@dla piper.com

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