Ridge led the planning application which involved managing a multidiscipline team, undertaking pre-application consultation with the LPA and presenting a robust planning case which addressed a multitude of issues, including: matters relating to planning policy, design, transport, ecology, flood risk, contamination and noise. The design and number of units evolved overtime, following lengthy consultations with the local planning authority.The site is brownfield land containing industrial buildings and a yard, and is part of the Waterside Regeneration Zone as set out in local policy. The Regeneration Zone is allocated for 3000 units, of which the first phase (95 units) was granted permission in October 2015. The approved Phase II development is for residential development, including 44 apartments in a five storey building and 14 three storey town houses, as well as retail use on the ground floor of the apartment building. The approved scheme was designed to reflect the site context, namely the frontage to Meadow Land and the adjacent football stadium. The planning team was able to demonstrate that the scheme represented a high quality development, which responded positively to its surroundings and helping to deliver one of the Council’s key regeneration sites.
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