West Street, Coggeshall

Braintree District Council required assistance with defending its case at appeal. Nigel Cowlin Ltd were approached to provide expert witness services focused on issues of potential harm to the character and appearance of the location. This related to an application for development of 98 dwellings and a smaller element of offices on the western edge of Coggeshall.

In support of expert witness service we reviewed the accuracy of submitted photomontage images, undertook a critical appraisal of the submitted LVA, and provided an independently worked comparison LVA.

We found the development site to be part of a valley side link between outlying historic estates farmland and river corridor landscapes on the edge of the settlement. We successfully demonstrated that this represented a Framework (2012 version) para 109 'valued landscape'. The appeal was dismissed.

Client: Braintree District Council
Barrister: Dr Ashley Bowes
Planning Expert Witness: Clive Tokley
Heritage Expert Witness: Richard Broadhead, ECC

2016 & 2017

Date:

Location:

Coggeshall, Essex

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West Street, Coggeshall

Braintree District Council required assistance with defending its case at appeal. Nigel Cowlin Ltd were approached to provide expert witness services focused on issues of potential harm to the character and appearance of the location. This related to an application for development of 98 dwellings and a smaller element of offices on the western edge of Coggeshall.

In support of expert witness service we reviewed the accuracy of submitted photomontage images, undertook a critical appraisal of the submitted LVA, and provided an independently worked comparison LVA.

We found the development site to be part of a valley side link between outlying historic estates farmland and river corridor landscapes on the edge of the settlement. We successfully demonstrated that this represented a Framework (2012 version) para 109 'valued landscape'. The appeal was dismissed.

Client: Braintree District Council
Barrister: Dr Ashley Bowes
Planning Expert Witness: Clive Tokley
Heritage Expert Witness: Richard Broadhead, ECC

2016 & 2017

Date:

Location:

Coggeshall, Essex