A public hearing is to be held by a Government-appointed planning inspector over plans to demolish an outbuilding and put a house in its place.
John and Helen Foreman want to build the single-storey dwelling at 50 Station Road in Great Bowden but are appealing over the imposition of a Section 106 agreement to secure an affordable housing contribution.
It could be a test case against 106 levies on small planning applications.
Great Bowden Parish Council objected to the plan because it says the proposal is beyond the village’s ‘line of separation’.
On January 14 the Secretary of State for Planning informed Harborough Council that a public hearing will be held on Tuesday, February 25, at the council’s Symington Building offices in Adam and Eve Street, at 10am.
To comment, quote the reference 13/00295/FUL and phone 01858 828282 or visit www.harborough.gov.uk/planning for more details.