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Speculative Residential Development

Residential development is a speciality of Plande;

We have worked on a substantial number of homes since our inception in 2007 across a wide range of local planning authorities in the North and South, including (but not limited to) Great Manchester Councils (Manchester, Trafford, Cheshire East, Chester & Cheshire West) etc

Our Managing Director was employed by a regional House Builder and has submitted, and obtained approval, for hundreds of houses in across a wide range of residential development, including minor and major planning applications, in different parts of the country.

We have been involved with many issues including houses outside of settment boundary schemes, arguing on five-year housing land supply issues, NPPF, affordable housing, Section 106/ CIL issues, Apartments, Mixed Usegreenfield and brownfield sites, new build, changes of use and conversion projects among many others.

Speculative Residential Development

The following case studies provide a small sample of the different types of speculative residential development we have been involved with. (NB for individual home projects, please see our dedicated page)

Settlement Boundary Residential Development Planning

Outline approval for an 18 dwelling residential development outside of settlement boundary

Our clients had sought to get the greenfield site, in Lancashire, allocated for housing under the Local Plan for more than 30 years, without success. The site had previously been considered unsuitable by the LPA and Planning Inspectorate.

Following a review of the site and history, we felt there was an opportunity to obtain planning approval and developed a strategy accordingly. Using our network of consultants we submitted a robust planning submission package which the Committee Members ultimately voted in favour for, granting a valuable planning permission for this residential development.

Local Planning Authority: Lancaster City Council

see also: greenfield site; outside of settlement boundaries; five year housing land supply

five year housing land supply Residential Development Planning

Residential development of 6 houses outside of settlement boundary

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see also: greenfield site; outside of settlement boundaries; five year housing land supply

Brownfield Residential Development Planning

Residential development of 130 dwellings on a vacant Industrial SSSI Site

Sitting on a unique site in North Manchester; the industrial units had become uneconomical to continue in operation. The surrounding site whilst classified as an SSSI had become overgrown and derelict. The proposals sought to enhance the existing reservoir whilst creating a new vehicular access and greater public penetration into the site. The proposals aimed to create a range of housing catering for the requirements of the community. A community Consultation Excercise was undertaken to seek the view of local residents to the scheme.

Project Challenges: land contamination; within flood plain; Site of Special Scientific Importance; part greenfield, part brownfield; new access required.

Local Planning Authority: Manchester City Council

see also: Backland & Tandem Plots; brownfield site; heritage sites

Brownfield Residential Development Planning

Residential development of dwellings on Garden Land

Our clients had purchased a home on the edge of the town settlement boundary, which benefitted from a substantial front orchard garden parcel of virgin, greenfield land, albeit with drainage issues and itself located in open countryside.

Initial sketches, by a local designer, had sought an unimaginative scheme, which it was felt was unlikely to achieve planning approval.

Our expert team developed a strategy for the development of two substantial family homes which was ultimately recommended for approval, significantly raising the value of their landholding.

Planning permission was granted for the residential development and our client ultimately (following substantial interest) sold the two plots off, individually, to self-builders realising a healthy profit.

Local Planning Authority: Cheshire East Council

see also: Backland & Tandem Plots; greenfield site; garden land; 5 year housing land supply

Speculative Residential Development Planning Consultants

Residential development comprising 135 dwellings

A phased speculative residential development on around 13 acres of land in Ireland

Project Challenges: Integration with proposals for adjoining land; including combined highways solutions; integration of public open space into heart of scheme; developing speculative dwellings to complement the character of the existing built fabric

Project Keywords: Speculative Housing Development in Ireland, Open Space, Waste Water Treatment Plant, Design Statement, Artists Impression

see also: greenfield site; outside of settlment boundary

Garden Land Residential Development

Residential development of dwellings on Garden Land

Two similar residential development projects required differing approaches and strategies but both ultimately resulted in achieving planning permission for our clients.

The larger of the two sites was a corner plot which we sought approval for a 4 bedroom detached house. The second was a much smaller 1 bedroom house on a tricky urban backland/ tandem plot, with numerous houses overlooking the proposed plot.

Both residential development proposals needed careful consideration and approach with regards to separating distances, neighbouring amenity, garden sizes and highways and with detailed justification and notification approval was granted.

Both proposals recieved substantial neighbour objections, with a judicial review process commenced after the LPA granted planning consent.

Local Planning Authority: Cheshire East Council

see also: Backland & Tandem Plots; greenfield site; garden land; 5 year housing land supply

Backland Residential Development

Residential development of a bungalow and two family dwellings in North Wales

The small greenfield site, with a narrow frontage onto the main road, had been owned by our client for many years but they had felt it unlikely that planning approval would be granted.

The site proportions required a tandem development design and the standard visibility splay was unachievable.

Our team developed a good working relationship with the planning and highways department and proposed a development of three dwellings, a smaller bungalow to the front which was designed specifically for our clients accessibility needs and two larger houses to the rear which would be sold to fund the bungalow.

Unfortunately, due to the angled site boundaries, the LPA recommended refusal the scheme initially as it was felt the proposals did not accord with their Supplementary Planning Guidance. Confident of our chances at appeal, the application was allowed to be refused and a robust Grounds of Appeal statement was submitted to the Planning Inspectorate.

The Planning Inspector allowed the appeal and planning permission was granted for the originally proposed three dwelling scheme without further amendments or resubmission.

Project Challenges: Developing a bespoke Bungalow for two disabled occupants; adjacent to SAC area where Great Crested Newts prevalent.

Local Planning Authority: Flintshire County Council

see also: Backland & Tandem Plots; greenfield site; garden land; 5 year housing land supply

Backland Residential Development

Residential evelopment of a two family dwellings on brownfield site

As part of a wider regeneration of a brownfield site a small parcel of land, deemed too small for the wider site, was left on the corner of a new roundabout junction. Working with designers, the highways department and Quantity Surveyors, an appropriate scheme and justification was developed to achieve a residential development of two detached family homes.

Local Planning Authority: Trafford Council

see also: Backland & Tandem Plots; brownfield site; small housing site; 5 year housing land supply

Change of Use Residential Development

Conversion and Part New Build, Hale, Altrincham

The existing building contained a self contained apartment, a two storey B1 Office suite and large Retail Unit. The approved scheme proposed the removable of unsympathetic additions and the replacement with senstive extensions to create a residential development of two contemporary family homes. The site dimensions created challenges in meeting the LPA space standards however it was successfully argued that the overall development did not have a material impact on the immediate neighbours amenity or privacy.

Local Planning Authority: Trafford Council

see also: Change of Use; B1 Office; A1 Retail

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