The democratic planning system in England can be complex and costly. It rightly follows a strict legal process, supported by a host technical documents that need detailed analysis and explanation, which often requires measured consultation with the public. Urbanissta’s experience on projects of all shapes and sizes has seen over 5,000 homes and a range of associated land uses including schools, commercial development, retail and open spaces of all types and nature gaining permission since our launch.
We have secured consent on a wide range of projects over the years, from a summerhouse in the curtilage of a listed building, in a conservation area, with an Article 4 direction, through to the development management and planning promotion of major mixed use developments in excess of 1,000 units. That’s quite a range!
The business of planning can be a juggling act, the process, the legislation and very often the people. We work closely with our clients, government officials, community groups and other stakeholders to make sure we understand their concerns and support the localism agenda. We support our clients through the planning process to ensure that their commercial objectives are met in a manner that suitably addresses local concerns.
We offer advice in these key areas:
We have been pleased to work with the Urbanissta Team acting as lead consultant over recent years who have helped us to deliver successful planning permissions. They understand our commercial imperatives in securing permissions in a timely manner, and have worked proactively with us and the wider project team. David Banfield, Planning Director Redrow Homes Ltd
Who was the client? Redrow Homes Eastern
What was the scheme? 360 dwellings, retail, older persons housing & associated open spaces
What were we doing? s106 to Outline, Reserved Matters & Condition Discharge
What is the Status? Reserved Matters approved, decision notice issued on 24th December 2020.
Who was the client? Bellway Homes (East Midlands)
What was the scheme? 345 dwellings
What were we doing? Planning & Heritage
What is the Status? Completed
Who was the client? GCAP Investments
What was the scheme? 99 dwellings & Commercial Spaces
What were we doing? Planning
What is the Status? Application Submitted December 2017. Resolution Secured March 2018, favourable determination July 2018.
Penlands Farm, Haywards Heath
Land at the Parsonage, Marden
Foxley Lane, Croydon
Bicknor Farm, Maidstone
Radiator Road, Sudbury
Tilden Gill, Tenderden
Land to North of Whitelands Farm, Kingsmere, Bicester
Former Treetops School, Grays
Radwinter Avenue, Wickford
The Stables, St Ippolyts
Former Police Station, Green Lanes, Winchmore Hill
Former Doseley Works, Telford
Land at Boars Tye Road, Silver End, Braintree
Land to the South of Giddings Road, Sawtry
Middleton House, Felpham, Arun
Spencers Field, Marden
Hills Yard, Bacon Lane, Harrow
Manganese Bronze, Ipswich
Cottons Farm, Braintree
The Elms, Therfield, Royston
Rees House, Croydon
Homefield House, Croydon
Oxbottom Lane, Lewes
Chilton Woods, Sudbury
Neville Close, Potter Bar
Hawk House, St Albans
Land at Welshpool Road, Churncote Shrewsbury,
Please get in touch with us to discuss your next Planning project.