Following this week’s cabinet reshuffle,
From small scale changes of use planning application, to one of the country's largest business parks at Markham Vale, Alliance Planning work on all aspects of planning research, employment land assessments, analysis and development management strategies for Developers, Occupiers and Local Authorities.
- Cedar House, Reigate
- High Street, Colliers Wood, Merton
- Vantage Point, Poole
- London Court, Reigate
- 9-19 Paradise Road
- Morson Road, Enfield
- Plot 1, Markham Vale
Cedar House, Reigate
Client: Scarborough Development Group
Cedar House is a proposed major new 30,000sq ft headquarters office building designed by architects Holder Mathias, in the heart of Reigate. The site was occupied by a 1960's low rise office building and the development maximised the development envelope to provide a modern glass fronted office building with flexible modern floorplates to optimise market potential. Permission was granted in 2007 and conditions are now discharged, with construction due 2008.
High Street, Colliers Wood, Merton
On behalf of Co-Plan Estates, Alliance Planning submitted a planning application for the change of use of six of the live/work units which form part of the wider consented development to residential use.
Significant supporting information was provided including marketing details to demonstrate the lack of interest for live/work accommodation. However despite initial officer support for the application, as a result of member’s concerns regarding the standard of residential accommodation proposed, officer’s indicated that the application would be refused. Subsequently an appeal was lodged against non-determination.
Meanwhile further negotiations with officers and members in respect of the quality of the residential accommodation proposed enabled a further application to be submitted which included details on additional proposed landscaping to ensure the quality of the residential environment.
Vantage Point, Poole
Client: Driving Services Agency
This scheme comprises a mixed B1c, B2 and B8 development with a training facility for the Driving Services Agency (sui generis use).
The proposal is for development of this large site for part traditional commercial development, with an office building, car parking and training track for the Driving Services Agency, that are rolling out a national programme of such facilities with a view to reducing the number of motorcycle deaths in the country. The development will add a diversity and range of industrial buildings which are currently not available in the Poole market.
London Court, Reigate
This scheme comprises a 35,500 sq/ft replacement office development in the centre of Reigate.
The new development represents a modern and innovative office scheme which will provide a new and exciting form of development which has not previously been achieved in Reigate.
The project was completed in September 2009 and boasts a BREEAM rating of ‘Very Good’, an environmental accolade that acknowledges the development’s green credentials.
9-19 Paradise Road
This scheme comprised the redevelopment of an outdated existing commercial building with 1900 sqm of high quality modern office accomodation, suitable for medium sized companies. The scheme was for a contemporary building designed to BREEAM ‘Excellent’ standard.
Morson Road, Enfield
This scheme comprises a mixed B1c, B2 and B8 development for a range of 27 low, mid and high tech industrial units.
The proposal will involve the regeneration of a currently vacant site and will add a diversity and range of industrial buildings which are currently not available in the Enfield market.
Officers recommended approval of the scheme and it was approved at committee in July 2008.
Plot 1, Markham Vale
There are a lot of very interesting facts and figures in the NPPF Impact Assessment, which explains the reasons behind the Government's new policies
The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) has been in force for a couple of months now and some of the changes
Can't help feeling that now the dust has settled on the NPPF, what a missed opportunity it is. Having set out with bold intentions, in the usual
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Guide to the Local Development Framework Process »
20th June 2012
West Midlands LDF Monitor Published »
30th April 2012