PNE training centre Ingol

Plans approved for PNE training facility and new homes

A new planning application for a new first-team training centre for Preston North End Football Club, along with a significant new public park and 450 homes, has been approved.

PWA Planning, working with architecture practice FWP, helped secure consent for the development on behalf of the club at the 70 hectare Ingol Golf and Squash Club site.

The new training centre will support PNE’s ambition to reach the Premier League. Meanwhile, over 100 acres of the site, 60 per cent of the total area, will be turned into a park and public open space. There will be 135 affordable homes in the development.

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Planning granted for green belt energy storage project

PWA Planning has helped gain a planning consent for an innovative energy storage project in London’s green belt.

Working on behalf of Harmony Energy Storage, PWA Planning submitted a planning application for a 49.5MW energy storage facility on land at Clay Tye Farm, Upminster.

The scheme, in London borough of Havering just inside the M25, will connect to the nearby Warley National Grid electricity substation, providing vital grid balancing services to help manage supply and demand.

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housebuilding pledges

Why party political housebuilding pledges are meaningless

Paul Walton, a director at North West planning consultants PWA Planning, explains why parties’ manifesto pledges on new homes need to be taken with a pinch of salt.

It’s election time again and, with the launch of the party manifestos this week, we’ve heard political leaders make bold commitments to increase the supply of new affordable housing.

Labour has pledged to build at least 100,000 new council-owned homes each year, a programme that would cost billions, but hasn’t given any detail of how this will be achieved in practice. It also want to introduce a new government department to tackle the housing crisis.

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Story Homes Halton

PWA wins planning for new Lancaster homes

PWA Planning has helped to secure outline planning consent on behalf of Story Homes for a scheme of 90 homes in the village of Halton, near Lancaster.

The 13-acre site, which lies between Low Road and Forge Lane near to the River Lune, is currently used as agricultural land for pasture.

Story Homes will build a mix of two to four bedroom homes on the site. Some of the homes will be designated as affordable housing.

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PWA Planning new office

A new building, a new chapter for PWA Planning

This week we have officially moved into our new offices in Preston, marking the start of a new era for PWA Planning.

This is clearly an exciting development for us as a business, but it’s also an incredibly positive one for our clients and contacts too.

We’ve grown steadily since Stella and I set up the business in 2013. We now employ 10 staff and recently made four senior promotions within our team too.

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