A neighbourhood plan was drafted that made provision for two allocations of only 11 houses each (in a top tier settlement of 3,000 people), and sought a local green space allocation on the site in question.
...and Mr Pickles' decision:
What is particularly striking here is that unlike appeals in Broughton Astley and Hurstpierpoint that have been refused this is a neighbourhood plan that makes virtually no provision for new housing. If that is what the good burghers of Rolleston on Dove want then good luck to them. In the absence of either a local plan that directs a more proportionate amount of development to a top tier settlement, or a requirement for the neighbourhood plan to show that it is meeting the settlements future housing needs, then there is not much that the development community, the Borough Council or the Planning Inspectorate can do to stop them.