Outline ‘hybrid’ applications were submitted for the comprehensive redevelopment of the former RAF Brampton air base. Formerly an operational military base, the site comprised in excess of 60,000sqm of offices, stores, welfare facilities, barracks and other defence related buildings set within parkland and included the Grade II Listed Brampton Park House.
The site had been identified as being suitable for a residential-led development as an extension to the settlement of Brampton since the Ministry of Defence announced its closure.
The hybrid submissions, allowing early release of development, formed three separate applications: A southern parcel providing 437 dwellings, public open space and a community building; a northern parcel providing 63 dwellings, a care home and an 18-unit retirement village, convenience store and local centre; and a full application for a separate land parcel towards the north of the site, for the provision of 30 new dwellings and the sensitive refurbishment and conversion of the site’s Listed Buildings into two residential units.
The development was subject to viability testing, and involved negotiation with a registered provider to supply 210 affordable homes onsite. The application received a resolution to grant and, following agreement of the Section 106 (S.106), planning permission was issued in February 2016. A reserved matter submission for the first 210 dwellings (including all of the affordable housing) was submitted by DLP Planning Ltd in April 2016.