Planning permission granted for a major new development providing homes and jobs from a site in urgent need of restoration.
Ropemaker Properties Ltd.
Site details and constraints
This is a brownfield site adjoining a dual carriageway within an air quality management area. It affects the setting of a Grade I listed building.
Our role and services
Identify key constraints.
Form a planning strategy.
Instruct a specialised team.
Carry out extensive pre-app engagements with the LPA.
Develop a strategy for community engagements.
Of former derelict site
Of the site to be landscaped
Of new homes in sustainable location
Following the planning permission approval, the team at Ridge are in the process of evolving the design through a S73 application and are negotiating the discharge of conditions.
The approved scheme represents an opportunity to redevelop a brownfield site, which has been a long-held priority of the Council due to its poor quality yet sustainable location. This will result in a sustainable redevelopment of the site, providing high-quality housing, which results in the efficient use of the site while at the same time promoting densities, which are appropriate to the local area. Furthermore, a range of house types and sizes, including affordable housing, will assist in creating a balanced community, minimising the potential for social exclusion.