DLP, working with BE1 Architects, recently gained planning permission on behalf of Gleneden Plant Sales Ltd at Eden Brae Business Park, Dunstable Road, Caddington for the erection of a new workshop building and area of open storage.
The proposal sought to promote the expansion of the local business; Gleneden Plant Sales Limited, from their current site at Blackcat Roundabout in Bedford, to the site at Eden Brae Business Park, Dunstable Road, Caddington. The business saw an opportunity to provide a scaled back level of provision at the existing site, which in part is to be used to accommodate the remodelling works at the Blackcat Roundabout (by Highways England).
The application site is heavily constrained and is located within the Green Belt and within close vicinity of the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. DLP assessed the impact of the proposed development on the character and appearance of the surrounding area and concluded that this would be neutral as the proposed new building would not be visible from outside the site, due to the high levels of existing screening. This includes the built form of the Eden Brae Business Park and the mixture of natural boundaries such as trees and hedgerows.
Despite the Council’s initial reservations regarding the proposal, DLP were able to successfully demonstrate the advantages that the proposal would bring to the site and the local area and the application was approved. Development is expected to commence shortly.