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Baliffs Mead Nurseries, Castle Donington

Having helped gained full planning consent for 8 residential plots on the former Baliffs Mead Nurseries, Mather Jamie are now marketing the site. For redevelopment purposes, we recommended the site that is covered with glasshouses and outbuildings, be divided in two parts. Half would be accessed from the existing, constrained, but commercially attractive access on High Street in Castle Donington, seen below. The remaining half would be accessed from a standard compliant access on Stonehill to the rear. Consent was granted in November 2020. David Granger Architectural Design were the architects.

approval for Forbes Park

Working with Clowes, we have helped gain consent for Phase 1 of their Forbes Park industrial estate in Long Eaton. Located on Fields Farm Road, the brownfield site will accommodate around 40,000sqft of mixed employment uses, including four small retail units. Our Transport Assessment included numerous tracking drawings showing how larger vehicles would be able to manoeuvre around the internal space and at the two proposed accesses. We are now assisting Clowes on Phase 2.

Stapleford care home approved

Working with Rayner Davies Architects, we have successfully achieved another consent for a care home. This time on the land formerly occupied by The Magpie pub on Toton Lane in Stapleford, the care home will include 78 bed spaces. The scheme was debated at Broxtowe’s planning committee on 10 November 2020, and a decision was deferred primarily to review the amount of car parking being provided. After some further design work, revised plans were submitted and the application was approved at committee on 9 December 2020.

approved – Land West of Stephenson’s Way, Coalville

A tight call at the planning committee as the Councillor’s voted 6-5 in favour of accepting the officer’s recommendation to approve the development. The application, by Fleet Auction Group, sought consent for industrial use (B2/B8) and an office building, with a total floor area of 90,000sqft. We were pleased to support the application with our Flood Risk Assessment and Drainage Strategy, and a Transport Assessment and Travel Plan. Masterplan by Axon Architects.

grant secured for Lindhurst Phase 2

The £250m Lindhurst development in Mansfield has secured a grant from the D2N2 LEP. The development will provide up to 1,700 dwellings, two million sqft of employment floor space and 333,681sqft of commercial space. Phase 1 is progressing and will deliver the first 520 houses. The grant will go towards Phase 2, which includes a spine road to serve the wider development. The grant will accelerate the delivery of Phase 2, and the next 475 houses, local centre, and primary school.

ADC Infrastructure have been working on the scheme for the last few years, designing the enabling infrastructure. We have recently submitted detailed designs of the spine road seeking Section 38 and S104 agreements.

Richard Bowden of the Lindhurst Group said: “We are most grateful to Nottinghamshire County Council for sponsoring our application for £3m of funding from the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership, which has helped to make this early start on this element of the site possible. The grant was approved following weeks of intense effort by the project team, to all of whom we give sincere thanks.” Good to hear, thanks Richard.

80 more bedrooms approved in Sheffield

Working for Charterpoint Developments, we assessed the ability of a site on Twentywell Lane in Sheffield to accommodate an 80 bedroom care home. As matters evolved, they engaged Cinnamon Care to submit a planning application. That application was granted consent at Sheffield City Council’s planning committee on Tuesday night (17 November). One of the notable concerns was the access, on a steep road, and the ability for vehicles to safely enter and exit the development. CGI below by Harris Irwin.

success at Rainworth

Unanimous approval granted tonight to Barratt’s proposal for 200 houses on land east of Blidworth Lane in Rainworth. Our work on the site started three years ago, with the access constraints, complicated by the lack of footways on Blidworth Lane. A strategy was determined, and highway works devised. The site was successfully promoted as an allocation in the adopted Mansfield Local Plan, and we supported the outline application, working closely with Barratt. Tonight’s result is a pleasing culmination of all that work.

Drum and Monkey Lane

A small but nevertheless important success for our clients, Brookland Developments Limited, as they gain consent for three large dwellings on the wonderfully named Drum and Monkey Lane in Packington, Leicestershire. The lane is very narrow and demonstrating that a fire engine and refuse vehicle could reach the houses was an important element of the scheme’s success. Design by Mike Daubney Architects.