DLP Planning Ltd has successfully gained planning permission on behalf of our client Ackroyd and Abbott for up to 149 dwellings on a greenfield site in Derbyshire. The site was located outside of the settlement boundary but adjacent the built up area and in the absence of a 5 year housing land supply there was a need for sustainable locations being brought forward for development. Lengthy negotiations with the Highways Authority and Local Planning Authority were needed in respect of highways improvements needed to address existing problems with town centre junctions and the proposed impact of the Council’s own preferred strategic extension to the north east of the town. This also related to the approved redevelopment of Sherwood Lodge, the Council’s former offices in the town which was due to be redeveloped for retail uses but has not come forward in accordance with the anticipated timescales with the project now seeming to have stalled.
A number of late issues came about in with odour assessment of a chicken farm causing Environmental Protection Services concerns. A series of sites visits and investigations had to be scheduled with Officers and Odour Assessment specialists to demonstrate an appropriate environment for residential accommodation could be provided.
We were pleased to gain officer support for the scheme, with the application being approved at Planning Committee subject to S106 agreements for the provision of open space, affordable housing amongst other items.