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Decision on recovered appeal: Proposed residential development to provide up to 340 dwellings and associated infrastructure at Sudbrook Paper Mill, Sudbrook Road, Caldicot, NP26 5XT

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The appeal is dismissed and outline planning permission refused.

The planning appeal involved a proposal for residential development.  The proposal comprises:

  • up to 340 dwellings;
  • reconfigured access and creation of new emergency access route;
  • new internal roads, footpaths/cyclepaths;
  • car parking and highway improvements;
  • a network of public open spaces, including landscaping, recreation space, public realm and biodiversity enhancement;
and other ancillary works and activities requiring:
  • site preparation, demolition and clearance, treatment, re-profiling and the installation of new services and infrastructure.

The planning appeal was subject to a public inquiry.  The Inspector appointed to the hold the inquiry prepared a report for the Minister for Housing and Regeneration.

The Minister accepted the Inspector’s recommendation that the appeal be dismissed and outline planning permission refused.

The decision letter contains the reasoning behind the Minister’s decision to dismiss the appeal and refuse outline planning permission.

The Decision Letter and the Inspector’s Report can be found below.