Prior Approval secured for new apartments in Halifax and Hull

DLP (Planning) Ltd have secured the change of use of Halifax House, Halifax via permitted development rights, from former office use to residential apartments. A Prior Notification application was submitted to Calderdale District Council for development proposals which comprised the conversion of the former office block to 65 apartments. The application included details confirming that the proposals met the criteria required by Class O of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order and supporting information relating to the proposals.

In April 2017 the Council confirmed that prior approval was not required, enabling the conversion of Halifax House to go ahead. The development, which is located on the edge of Halifax Town Centre on Blackwall, will provide much needed residential accommodation in a sustainable and central location.

Approval has also been secured for development proposals at Anlaby Road, Hull, for a change of use from offices to residential flats via permitted development rights. The development proposals, comprising 42 apartments with off-street car parking, were found not to require Prior Approval following the submission of a Prior Notification application to Hull City Council.

The submissions, which included proposed architectural drawings and a Flood Risk Assessment, detailed how only the upper floors of the property would be converted, which in an area of higher flood risk will ensure that all of the residential properties at the site would be safe in the event of a flood. The development will return a vacant building to use in a sustainable and central location in Hull.

John HelyarPrior Approval secured for new apartments in Halifax and Hull