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More dwellings for Derby City

29 June 2021

On behalf of Elevate Property Group, Ridge are delighted to have secured planning permission for 94 new apartments.

The planning team at Ridge, together with architects BDP, worked closely with Derby City Council (LPA) to ensure that the approved scheme would deliver high-quality apartments. The scheme will provide much needed new homes and contribute to the Council’s housing requirement for the city in this important city centre location. The approved scheme will also make efficient use of a sustainable brownfield site. This development is an important phase in the regeneration of the Castle Ward and meets the overall vision set out in the masterplan. The development would be coherent in its design, materials and scale, complementing the completed phases 1 and 2 of the wider scheme. It will also provide a high-quality living environment for future occupants in terms of overall scale, design principles, layout and landscaping proposals, which respects the character and context of this sustainable city centre location. A Section 106 Agreement will secure contributions towards delivery of the primary school and off-site provision of affordable housing and other infrastructure.

In working with the LPA, Ridge secured appropriate and proportionate improvements to the scheme which relate to scale, design and layout and access onto Boulevard. The approved residential development of the brownfield, city centre site would be a high-density apartment scheme, which contributes to the wider residential led, mixed use redevelopment of Castleward. The LPA agreed that there were no adverse highway implications arising from the scheme and no significant environmental impacts in terms of flood risk, noise, archaeology, biodiversity and land contamination.

Throughout the negotiations with the LPA, Ridge were able to demonstrate to planners that the application represented a sustainable form of development that will contribute towards meeting the economic, social and environmental objectives of development in the city.