June 2018

Outline Planning Permission Secured for Ten Flats in Bristol

DLP Planning Ltd (DLP) have successfully secured outline planning permission on behalf of Sampson Homes Ltd for the demolition of a double height industrial building and the erection of ten flats in its place.

Working in collaboration with Wotton Donoghue Architects, the proposal will see the reuse of an underutilised brownfield site in the Bedminster Conservation Area, which is also located adjacent to a character building and other flatted schemes. The site was originally designated for employment use and had previously been refused permission for a larger-scale residential scheme.

Redevelopment of the site therefore raised a number of sensitive design considerations, such as how to make an efficient and imaginative use of the site whilst protecting the amenity of neighbouring residents and the character of the Conservation Area. The scheme will see the development of a 3-storey building comprising a mix of 2 and 3 bedroom flats with undercroft parking.

The application was decided by the Council under delegated powers last week. DLP is now working with the project team to prepare the reserved matters application and we look forward to continuing our work with the applicant on a number of other schemes in the wider Bristol area.

Image courtesy of Wotton Donoghue Architects

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Planning permission for a private driveway in Oxfordshire

DLP Planning Ltd working with BE1 Architects and Matrix has secured planning permission for a new private driveway to a residential property in the Oxfordshire countryside.

The proposal was to provide the client with a new private driveway to their property. The site was in the countryside with existing tree and hedgerow planting and there was a significant change in levels across the site.

The application was submitted following pre-application discussions with the Council, during which the principle of the driveway and the proposed route were agreed with Council Officers.

Matrix, the appointed Highway Consultant, worked closely with the Highway Authority to design a suitable access from the highway that could provide for the required visibility splays.

Whilst the site was not subject to any long distance views, the change in levels across the site presented a particular challenge. However, through the use of careful landscaping, materials and design DLP Planning Ltd were able to successfully demonstrate that the proposed driveway would not be harmful to the landscape character of the area.

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