DLP have obtained planning permission on behalf of the Department for Education, and Willmott Dix-on Construction, for a new purpose-built University Technical College in Doncaster specialising in Ad-vanced Engineering and Digital Design.
The College will have capacity for 750 students and will create approximately 100 new jobs for teachers and other staff members. The new building will also provide community use for sport, performance, exhibitions, business events, start-up space, meetings and conferencing, as well as lifelong learning.
Our role involved working collaboratively with the Local Planning Authority through a stream-lined pre-application and application determination process to address technical matters in-cluding archaeology, heritage and design. Liaison was also undertaken with sensitive neigh-bouring occupiers and unresolved highways matters required collaboration with developers of an adjacent scheme already under construction. DLP ensured that the client’s application was approved ahead of the target determination date to enable an immediate start to be made on site allowing the College to be ready to open for the September 2020 term period.