A LAND developer has withdrawn its appeal for 95 homes in Wiveliscombe.

The appeal was set to go ahead later this month for the homes on land off North Street.

The appeal was lodged by Gladman Land after the Deane refused an application for up to 95 homes on land off North Street in March earlier this year as it was not part of the council's list of sites suitable for development.

The proceedings began in July before being adjourned due to publication of new planning framework which was set to be published by the end of that month.

Given the revised framework was going to contain new definitions of issues such as deliverability and affordable housing, it was agreed by both parties to delay proceedings.

READ MORE: Gladman planning appeal for Wiveliscombe adjourned

But the council has been informed Gladman has withdrawn its appeal, and the rest of the session will not continue this month as planned.

A council spokesman said: "The council has been advised that Gladman Developments Ltd has withdrawn its appeal against the refusal of planning permission for a development of up to 95 dwellings on land at North Street, Wiveliscombe.

"The application, number 49/18/0001, was refused by the council’s planning committee in March this year.

"The planning Inspectorate has confirmed that appeal hearing, which was due to start on November 20, will not take place and no further action will be taken."

Gladman previous went through an appeal with TDBC for more than 200 homes in Bagley Road, Wellington.

The application was refused for, again, not being part of the council's allocated development area, but the authorities legal team stood down on its arguments and the appeal concluded.

READ MORE: Cost of defending Bagley Road planning appeal

A Freedom of Information requested revealed the cost of the appeal to TDBC calculated to include both external consultants and officer’s time is £67,660.67.