RJP is leading a team producing a masterplan strategy for an urban extension on land currently in the Merseyside Green Belt. Working on behalf of several landowners, we are submitting representations to the Council, seeking inclusion of the site in the emerging Local Plan.
New buildings in the Green Belt in planning terms are considered to be inappropriate development. The national policy framework is very clear in setting out what can be considered acceptable, including infill development. We are currently working with Seven Architecture to explore the potential for delivery of a new high quality one off dwelling. Taking a cautious approach, our focus is on protecting the openness of the Green Belt and exploring opportunities for wider benefits including for local heritage and the community.
St Helens Council is in the process of identifying land for new housing and employment development. This will include some Green Belt release across the borough. We are partnering with Urban Green and Curtins to develop a strategic masterplan proposal for a key strategic site. It is an exciting opportunity with the potential to deliver major benefits for the landowners and wider community.
We were delighted to find out on the last working day of 2016 that our appeal to the planning inspectorate, challenging an enforcement notice for demolition of a garden room, was upheld.
The decision is a major result for our client who we had to work hard with to guide through the appeal process.
We worked with Seven Architecture to successfully gain planning permission for 24 new homes on land owned by Salford City College. The site currently forms part of their Walkden campus, including a disused sports hall. Our team provided planning strategy advice and coordinated the application submission to help shape a scheme that will deliver high quality homes, whilst enabling the delivery of enhanced teaching provision.
We advised our client on a potential infill residential development in the Green Belt. Our feasibility work identified opportunities to promote the scheme on the basis of policies for infill development and re-use of brownfield land.
In March 2015, Bury Council voted unanimously to approve the application for the demolition of a derelict house and associated buildings and construction of four new detached dwellings at Nutt Farm. A great result for our client.