Bespoke planning strategy key to unlocking housing growth

DLP, working on behalf of Woodall Homes, secured outline planning permission for a bespoke development of up to 80 new dwellings in Calow, Derbyshire.  DLP followed a carefully woven planning strategy to secure permission for the site, working closely with Planning Officers at Northeast Derbyshire District Council.

The site comprises agricultural land and is defined as a ‘countryside’ location in both the saved and emerging Local Plans, albeit one that is edge of settlement.

Alongside the planning policy argument supporting the release of the site for housing, DLP worked closely with Officers and consultees on the other key technical issues associated with the scheme. There was a focus on landscape character, highway impact and heritage matters, to ensure that there were no objections from statutory consultees.

The Council accepted that the proposals would represent a logical and sustainable extension to the settlement, with excellent access to local services facilities and amenities, delivering a mixed choice of modern energy efficient homes, including much needed affordable housing.

John HelyarBespoke planning strategy key to unlocking housing growth