DLP Planning Ltd, working with a team of specialist consultants, has successfully secured planning permission for “Section 73” amendments to a scheme to provide 340 apartments at Newlands Road in Luton.
The site was acquired by our client earlier this year with the benefit of a detailed planning permission. Following a review of the scheme an application was submitted for minor material amendments to improve the internal ventilation and fire safety systems, to remove the underground car parking, and the internal configuration of the apartments. The changes were achieved without a reduction in the overall number of units, and with no material increase in the level of Section 106 contributions required.
DLP worked closely with Luton Borough Council throughout the application process to secure a recommendation for approval by the case officer at Planning Committee. The application was subsequently approved by Members of the Committee and who endorsed our approach in order to ensure construction can start on site immediately.
The site is an allocated housing site in the Luton Local Plan (2011-2031), and the changes to the scheme secured by this approval will assist in the efficient delivery of the scheme.