DLP Planning Ltd have secured full planning permission for the extension and conversion of a former Victorian brewery building, and the erection of a new build block in the yard adjacent to the existing building, to provide a total of 10 flats in Watford.
The site, which had most recently been in commercial use including plant retail, is located in the Nascot Conservation Area, close to Watford Junction Station and approximately 1km from Watford Town Centre.
DLP, acting on behalf of Cassiobury Developments Ltd, worked closely with Planning and Conservation Officers to arrive at a scheme (designed by be-1 Architects) that was acceptable in planning and design terms; as well as in respect of residential amenity – the site’s location adjacent to the West Coast Mainline and with flats at lower ground floor requiring technical noise and daylight / sunlight justification.
Given the site’s sustainable location, ‘car free’ development was successfully promoted.
Officers recommended the scheme for approval, and Members of Watford’s Development Management Committee voted unanimously to grant planning permission, praising both the scheme, and the positive and proactive working between DLP and be-1, and Council Officers.
Paul GormanFULL PLANNING PERMISSION GRANTED FOR 10 FLATS IN WATFORD
DLP Planning Ltd have successfully secured planning permission to allow a local village supermarket to receive deliveries on Bank Holidays between the hours of 8.00am to 2.00pm.
Securing permission for deliveries on a Bank Holiday was important to our client to enable them to operate efficiently and to compete effectively with other competitors in the area. DLP was able to successfully demonstrate that the proposed Bank Holiday deliveries would not have any detrimental impact on the residential amenity of nearby residential occupiers and would support the continued viability of the store.
This granting of this permission has enabled our client to improve the quality and range of products that they are able to offer to customers on Bank Holidays, which enables them to be more competitive. The proposal also brought the permitted deliveries in line with the store trading hours, enabling them to operate more efficiently as a business.
The permission is great news for our client’s business and also the local community that they serve.
Paul GormanPLANNING PERMISSION TO ALLOW FOR DELIVERIES FOR A VILLAGE SUPERMARKET ON BANK HOLIDAYS
DLP Planning Ltd is pleased to have secured planning permission for a new building supplies warehouse with an ancillary retail trade desk in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire.
This project was undertaken in conjunction with be1 Architects Ltd and Matrix Transport and Infrastructure Consultants Ltd. DLP coordinated the application from its early vision, through to the post submission negotiations after the application was submitted in June.
This included responding with additional detail to address issues relating to highways, access and parking, which had been raised by Cambridgeshire County Council and the District Council. With the support of our sister companies, we were able to draft responses to each of the issues in turn, further building on the positive reasons to permit the development.
Planning permission was issued on the 11th of November. It will provide 585sq.m. of floor space, split between the warehouse, a trade desk and offices, and will bring up to 12 new jobs into the town.
Paul GormanPlanning Permission for a New Warehouse and Ancillary Trade Desk, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
DLP Planning Ltd (DLP) have secured a resolution to grant outline planning consent for 16 serviced ‘custom build’ plots in Houghton Conquest, Central Bedfordshire (The Council) on behalf of our client Self-Build-Developments Ltd. This was a project undertaken in conjunction with be1 Architects Ltd, Matrix Transport and Infrastructure Consultants Ltd, Aspect Landscape Planning-Ecology-Arboriculture and Environmental Protection Strategies Ltd.
The scheme will deliver on-site sustainable urban drainage in addition to the developer providing key services, including access to the highway, landscaping, foul drainage and utility connections to all plots. In addition an off-site financial contribution toward affordable housing will be made. Individual plot owners will then seek to design and build individual homes upon each plot, subject to future detailed Reserved Matter applications.
DLP led detailed negotiations with the Council, in particular with their Sustainable Growth Officer responsible for their self-build register. This was vital to the success of the scheme, as the Council had little experience of this type of development and was happy to work with us in establishing the core principles for custom build development.
A timely consideration in the determination of the application was that the Housing and Planning Act 2016 made changes to the Self-Build and Custom Housebuilding Act introducing a legal duty for Council’s to meet the demand from the Register through the provision of serviced plots. This came into effect on 31st October 2016, at which time there were approximately 70 people upon the Councils register. In addition, the Council’s absence of a robust 5yr housing land supply and the fact that the Council had yet to bring forward serviced plots added weight to the clear identified need for this type of development.
This is thought to be the first application approved for serviced custom build development within Central Bedfordshire and DLP are now working with the Council on the drafting of a S.106 legal agreement, which will secure the mechanics of how those upon the Councils register will be given priority to developing the plots.
Paul GormanSERVICED SELF-BUILD PLOTS APPROVED, HOUGHTON CONQUEST, CENTRAL BEDFORDSHIRE
DLP Planning Ltd’s Bristol office have successfully secured full planning permission for two detached self-build dwellings in the village of Rangeworthy, South Gloucestershire.
Working with both GSH Architects and Matrix Transport and Infrastructure Consultants Ltd, this self-build project includes the demolition of the existing property in order to facilitate the construction of two dwellings (one 3-bed and one 5-bed). This will allow the existing occupant to downsize whilst staying within the village and will enable younger relatives to build a family home on the site, to offer future support if necessary.
Access was an integral issue to overcome considering a past refusal on this site on highways grounds. The property is located on a relatively busy adopted highway and the Council’s Highways Officer was specifically concerned with the safety of the access and appropriate visibility splays. The application included a relocated access and required speed surveys to be undertaken by Matrix during the application process. This satisfactorily dealt with the Officer’s original concerns and enabled the scheme to be granted permission.
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Paul GormanFULL PLANNING PERMISSION SECURED FOR TWO SELF-BUILD DWELLINGS IN RANGEWORTHY, BRISTOL
In November 2016 DLP Planning Ltd Bristol submitted a planning application to support the expansion of an existing Stud Farm in Vale of Glamorgan. On behalf of our client Endless Acres Stud Farm, the application proposes for the construction of staff accommodation, associated stables, hay barn and horse walker to support the development of this growing business in South Wales.
The proposal utilises the natural topography and screening available to minimise the visual extent of the development within the Ely Valley and Ridge Slopes Special Landscape Area, whilst creating the sheltered and quiet environment required for quality bloodstock breeding. A particularly important consideration in this submission covered the introduction of the on-site worker’s accommodation, which required the preparation of a Rural Enterprise Dwelling Appraisal in accordance with the 5 tests set out in Planning Policy Wales TAN6 guidance.
Paul GormanPLANNING APPLICATION SUBMITTED FOR EXPANSION OF COMMERCIAL STUD FARM, INCLUDING STAFF ACCOMODATION, STABLES AND SUPPORT FACILITIES