Chapman Lily Planning have won an appeal in respect of a site in Weymouth for the construction of 18 homes. The development will utilise the site of a redundant care home. The Council’s Planning Committee had refused the application on the grounds of the amount of development proposed on the site and its effect on the character of the area. Chapman Lily Planning successfully argued that the development was in fact in keeping with the range of buildings found locally, and would make an efficient use of a sustainable site. The appeal was allowed subject to conditions. Matt Holmes, Director at Chapman Lily Planning commented that ‘I am delighted that we were able to be successful in this appeal on behalf of our clients. Working with Anders Roberts Cheer Architects we developed a scheme that will be an enhancement to the appearance of the site and preserve the street scene’.