Working on all aspects of planning related retail led schemes, Alliance Planning delivers in house all PPS4 Retail Impact Studies and Assessments, along with Sequential Assessments, Town Centre Health Checks. With a portfolio of blue chip FT 100 Clients, including well known national retail brands, Alliance has delivered town centre, edge of centre and out of centre retailed developments across food, non-food and service sectors.
- Sandwell Town Centre Health Checks
- Castle Lane, Bournemouth
- Retained Planning Application Advisory Role
- Daventry Town Centre
- Out of Town Major Supermarket Scheme, Northamptonshire
- Weston Lock Retail Park, Bath
Sandwell Town Centre Health Checks
Client: Sandwell MBC
As part of the baseline information for the preparation of Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council's Local Development Framework Alliance Planning in partnership with Martin Tonks Planning secured a tender submission to undertake health checks for 24 shopping centres. Extensive survey work was carried out with shoppers and local businesses to inform the assessment process which was carried out in line with Planning Policy Statement 6 - Planning for Town Centres. The study was completed in November 2006 and has been used to inform the Core Strategy and emerging options for retail policies for the Borough.
Castle Lane, Bournemouth
Client: Southern Co-Operatives
Alliance Planning were approached by Southern Co-Operatives to undertake a Retail Impact Assessment to support their planning application for a change of use of this former car showroom to a convenience foodstore.
After discussion with the Local Planning Authority, the relevant catchment for the store was agreed and any potential sequential sites were identified.
Despite the size of the proposed store falling below the threshold requiring an impact assessment as set out in PPS6, Alliance prepared a compliant assessment looking at the health of the local Town Centres, assessing any relevant sequentially preferable sites and analysis of expenditure within the catchment.
The final assessment demonstrated a need for a store of this nature and size and concluded that the proposal would not impact on the vitality and viability of the existing centres.
Retained Planning Application Advisory Role
Client: Southern Co-operatives
Daventry Town Centre
Alliance has been instructed to this major town centre retail development as part of wider to regeneration proposals for Daventry Town Centre. Alliance was retained to work on all planning matters as part of this prime retail development site in the Town Centre.
The Site comprises an existing surface car park behind the current High Street in the Town Centre which will be redeveloped to provide around 9,000m2 (96,875 ft2) of new retail floorspace and associated car parking to improve the Town’s current retail offer. A link will be made to the High Street. New café and restaurant units will also be provided along with a new Town Square will be created within the Scheme. As well as project managing the planning and Environment Impact Assessment (EIA), Alliance Planning's role also included extensive public consultation and design and conservation area assessments.
Out of Town Major Supermarket Scheme, Northamptonshire
Weston Lock Retail Park, Bath
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