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.