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Kedleston Hall: protect our national heritage
Call-in two planning applications to build 400 and 195 houses on land within the Kedleston Estate.
Why is this important?
Two planning applications have been submitted to Amber Valley Borough Council to build 400 and 195 houses and a convenience store on Grade II agricultural land within the setting of Grade I listed Kedleston Hall. The land is owned by the Curzon Family who have instructed Catesby Estates Limited to gain planning permission on their behalf.
This planning application, had been refused by Amber Valley Borough Council, as they agreed it would harm a number of designated heritage assets including the Grade I Kedleston Hall, Grade I Registered Park and Garden, Grade II registered Kedleston Hotel and Kedleston Conservation area.
It was also agreed by statutory bodies such as English Heritage and National Trust that this development would "cause harm to heritage assets of the highest significance associated with the Kedleston Estate." It would also set a precedent for further development on this and other National Heritage sites.
Catesby Estates submitted an appeal to the Secretary of State, against the councils decision to refuse planning consent.
An inspector by the name of John Gray granted permission for both applications and concluded that the proposed building site is not situated in the setting of Kedleston Hall or Hotel.
Kedleston Voice then filed for Statutory Review, challenging the inspectors decision. Historic England have also been grated permission to join the case as an interested party.
The case will be heard on 24th and 25th May 2017 at the Royal Courts of Justice, London.
This planning application is of national heritage significance and should be 'called in' by the Department of Communities and Local Government.