Allstone Sands Gravels and Aggregates Trading Co Ltd - Gloucester
Acting for the landowner, Walsingham Planning has been successful in securing a Planning Committee resolution to grant outline planning permission for 200 dwellings and 200 student bed spaces on land off Myers Road within the city of Gloucester.
The site extends to 5.5 hectares and occupies a prominent ‘gateway’ location alongside the main Gloucester to Birmingham railway line. The site comprises generally visually degraded brownfield land, containing a number of commercial uses, including a waste transfer/recycling facility previously safeguarded by Waste Core Strategy policy.
The brownfield nature of the site accessed via a busy urban road network, and its proximity to a main railway line, presented a number of challenges to the planning application. Through its planning and project management roles, Walsingham Planning coordinated the appointment of a skilled project team to address a broad range of issues, including noise and vibration impacts, archaeology, contamination, parking and traffic impacts, and drainage.
As lead planning consultant, Walsingham Planning presented a persuasive planning case to the Gloucester City Council (the LPA) that drainage and urban design considerations, and traffic, parking and noise/vibration issues can all be satisfactorily addressed without detriment to the client’s aspirations to maximise developable coverage across the site.
Through proactive negotiation and management of the planning application, Walsingham Planning have secured beneficial Section 106 planning obligations for the client, limited to the delivery and future maintenance of on-site public open space only.