Projects

A small selection of projects Squires Planning has undertaken since the company was established in 2019. Remember, our planners have much more experience than what is listed here! **THIS IS A NEW WEBSITE, PROJECTS ARE BEING UPLOADED WEEKLY**
Bishops Services, Hurtis Hill

Client: Providence Building Services :td
Local Planning Authority: Wealden

We took on this site in late 2019. At the time the site had extensive planning history, including an extant outline permission with all matters reserved for the demolition of existing commercial building and erection of 4 dwellings. Pre-application discussions had been held with Wealden District Council to build 7 flats on the site instead but the Council were unable to support the revised proposal.

Following an appraisal of the site and relevant policy we advised that the site had merit despite the physical and policy and constraints which were considerable. Physically it was located behind and overlooked by existing residential units, the north eastern part of the site was covered by a group/area TPO, there was a watercourse along its western boundary and the access was tight. The policy situation was in a state of flux with the examination of the new Wealden Local Plan progressing and the area being heavily constrained by the Ashdown Forest. 

Working with the client a scheme for 9 flats was prepared which satisfactorily addressed the physical constraints present, met required parking standards, and on balance satisfied policy requirements. Squires Planning advised on all parts of the application from the schemes inception through to the decision being issued, coordinating other inputs, preparing the planning statement, and submitted the application. We successfully liaised with the LPA throughout the determination process to ensure any concerns raised were addressed to enable the positive outcome received. 

 

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