DLP Planning have successfully secured full planning permission, on behalf of Silltbuster Ltd, for 3,340 sqm of commercial floorspace (B1 and B8) on Greenfield land at Wonastow Road, Monmouth.
The site was allocated for B1 business use in the Local Plan, limiting it to office or light industrial use. However, in August 2015 DLP successfully secured temporary permission for use of part of the site for storage (use class B8). This was crucial as Siltbuster were due to lose their own storage facility in October 2015. Following this, the full application managed to successfully demonstrate the benefits that the expansion of Siltbuster Ltd could have for the area and the Council agreed that this benefit far outweighed the policy restriction to B1 use. They then agreed to support the development of the site for a mix of both office use and storage and distribution (use class B8).
The site sits adjacent to a proposed housing development, which was granted permission in November 2015, so the design of the site was treated with particular sensitivity by the consultancy team.
Members of Monmouthshire County Council’s Planning Committee overwhelmingly voted to support the Officer’s recommendation for approval, subject to conditions.
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