Residential development within a constrictive policy environment.
Local Authority: Bassetlaw District Council
Design & Masterplanning
Working with the client for a period of over eighteen months prior to the formal submission, we prepared a constraints plan for the site; helped develop the design parameters (justifying the design rationale); and developed the planning strategy.
Against a policy background of constraint and a presumption against development, we prepared and submitted a formal planning application, including Design and Access Statement, using robust evidence to justify the development.
Planning permission was granted without amendment and with only one pre-commencement condition at full committee in September 2020.
The Local Planning Authority commented on the project as follows:
The proposal is well considered and will make a positive contribution to the surrounding area. This submitted application was extremely comprehensive and made a very strong case for the development, thank you for your team's work.
The client is now nearing completion on site.