In our latest Q&A on the big issues in residential development, PWA Planning director Paul Walton discusses the viability of of city living developments in provincial towns and small cities.
PWA Planning has strengthened its team with the appointment of experienced town planner Lydia Harper.
Lydia joins the practice after 10 years as a senior planner at Wyre Borough Council where she most recently led the development management team.
She has also worked in planning roles for Lancaster City Council and Blackpool Council.
PWA Planning has helped win planning approval for four small housing schemes on sites in Preston.
Working on behalf of landowners, the practice has secured full planning permission for five detached homes in Station Lane, Barton, and six detached homes on a site in Lea Road, Cottam.
In our latest Q&A on the big issues in residential development, PWA Planning director Paul Walton offers his thoughts on rural housing development and how it may be affected by external forces such as Brexit and an oversupply of sites. Continue reading “What does the future hold for rural housing development?”
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.
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.
PWA Planning has made two new appointments, just a month after completing its move to new larger offices.
Rachael Leather and Daniel Strode have joined PWA as planning technician and graduate planner respectively.
The pair will support the practice’s associates and senior planners on a wide range of planning projects.
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.
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.
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.