Peel Hall Business Park

Business park gets green light for redevelopment

A popular business park in rural Fylde will benefit from new investment after the site’s owners were granted planning permission  for redeveloping  the site.

Peel Hall Business Park, conveniently located close to junction 4 of the M55 between Lytham and Blackpool, will benefit from 11 new-build office units and 12 new-build industrial units.

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View over north Preston from Longridge

Plans approved for new luxury bungalows in North Preston

PWA Planning has helped gain planning permission on behalf of a bespoke housebuilder for a select development of seven new bungalows in rural Preston.

We have worked with William Thompson Homes Limited to achieve planning consent for the seven properties on land to the rear of the stables at 907 and 909 Whittingham Lane, near Goosnargh.

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extending flats upwards

Extending flats upwards – the new permitted development right explained

A number of new permitted development rights have recently been introduced by government. One of the earlier changes, the upward extension of existing blocks of flats, is intended to increase the number of new homes being delivered in England. PWA Planning director Paul Walton looks at the details.

This was one of the more intriguing measures announced in Boris Johnson’s Build, Build, Build speech at the end of June in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Newdrop Inn Longridge

Former Ribble Valley pub to get new life with homes conversion

A former public house in the Forest of Bowland is to be converted into five homes after the proposals were granted planning permission by Ribble Valley Borough Council.

The plans to convert the Newdrop Inn at Knowle Green, near Longridge, have been brought forward by John and Sue Barr who have owned and operated the pub since 1982.

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PWA advises Anchor Hanover Group on new East London affordable homes

PWA Planning has been appointed by housing provider Anchor Hanover Group to progress plans to create new affordable housing for the over 55s at one of its sites in East London.

The plans would see two new low-rise apartment blocks, comprising 21 new apartments, created on unused amenity land off Park Lane and Cavendish Avenue in Hornchurch.

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Plans revealed for Hastings FC new stadium

PWA Planning has submitted a formal planning application on behalf of Hastings United Football Club for a new 1,950 capacity stadium in St Leonards-on-Sea.

The development – which also includes a sports hall, gymnasium, two 3G artificial grass pitches, changing facilities, 3 Petanque courts, a multi-use games area and parking – is proposed for land at Tilekiln Playing Fields near Ingleside.

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Solar farm planning application

Solar farm planning approval secured for Harmony Energy

PWA has assisted Harmony Energy in securing planning permission for a 60-hectare solar farm in East Yorkshire.

The planning consent will enable Harmony Energy to create a ground-mounted solar PV development with a capacity to generate up to 30MW of low carbon electricity on land south of the town of Driffield in the East Riding of Yorkshire.

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Titan Business Park

Plans submitted for Titan Business Park at former Leyland test track

Proposals to create a new business park as part of the redevelopment of the former Leyland test track have been submitted to South Ribble Council.

The development, to be known as Titan Business Park, will create new modern office facilities, as well as light industrial and warehouse buildings, and car and cycle parking. It will also feature a new petrol filling station and drive through restaurant.

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protected land planning application

PWA wins planning appeal over ‘Protected Land’ application

PWA has helped gain planning approval for a small housing development after winning a planning appeal in a case involving ‘Protected Land’.

The decision means the applicant can go ahead with a proposed development of two detached houses and a bungalow on land at Hesketh Lane in the village of Tarleton, West Lancashire.

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battery storage planning rules

Changes to battery storage planning law explained

Energy companies and battery storage developers in the UK can now bypass the national planning process when developing large scale energy storage projects, thanks to a recent change in the law.

The changes to planning legislation for larger energy storage projects were first announced back in October 2019 to allow planning applications to be determined without going through the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP) process.

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Go-ahead for Fulwood Central retail park extension

Plans to further extend Fulwood Central retail park with a mixed-use scheme of retail, commercial, co-working space and a food hall have been given the green light by Preston City Council.

Located adjacent to the existing retail park, the second phase of the development will see the creation of a new gym, family entertainment centre, as well as three new retail warehouses and eight new food and beverage units.

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PWA supports Mulbury and Great Places on new Higher Blackley affordable homes scheme

Plans for a new development of 25 homes in Manchester’s Higher Blackley district have progressed after the site was acquired last month.

Great Places Housing Group’s £4.5 million development at Victoria Avenue is being delivered in partnership with Manchester City Council and housing developer Mulbury.

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PWA supports AFC Fylde on new Mill Farm stand and community sports plan

Plans have been revealed for a new stand and indoor training Dome at AFC Fylde’s Mill Farm Sports Village home in Wesham.

The new North Stand will have an 1,850 capacity and the development will complete the ambitious non-league club’s multi-million-pound stadium project, which got underway eight years ago.

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Can energy storage help UK meet carbon reduction targets?

As part of the planning process for energy storage developments, we are required to justify the environmental benefits of such facilities.

While there will always be concerns about the impact of any new development, particularly if the scheme is in an open countryside location or in the green belt (as they often are), such schemes can provide significant environmental benefits.

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