Josef Cannon strengthens opposition over a controversial residential development in Cley, Norfolk

25 Jan 2023

Planning and Environment

On Tuesday 23 January, a planning Hearing began to consider four appeals in respect of a large modern house erected without complying with a planning permission granted in 2014, in the village of Cley-next-the-Sea, in North Norfolk. The house, which is materially larger than permitted, attracted an enforcement notice, against which the owners appeal on grounds (a), (f) and (g). They also appeal against the Council’s refusal to grant a new permission under s.73 without having to comply with one of the approved plans; and against the refusal of an alternative, modified scheme which was submitted for consideration following a mediation between the main parties.

The key issues are the impact on the nearby Church, and the Conservation Area within which the house sits, together with the impact of the house on the North Norfolk Coast AONB and on the landscape character of the area. The house, which is called Arcady, and the enforcement case, have been the subject of national media attention, as well as attracting considerable controversy in Cley and beyond.

Josef Cannon, a Norfolk local, has acted for the local planning authority throughout. The Parish Council are represented by John Pugh-Smith of 39 Essex and the Appellants by Robert Walton KC of Landmark Chambers.