New homes for Fylde village get green light

Plans to build 25 new homes on the Sunnydale Nurseries site in the Fylde village of Little Eccleston have been given the go ahead.

Lancashire-based planning consultancy PWA Planning and Stanton Andrews Architects have gained permission for the development at the 4.6 acre site on behalf of the landowner which plans to move its salad growing operations to another site on the Fylde to enable expansion.
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Permitted development rights for barn conversions

The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment and Consequential Provisions) (England) Order 2014 came into force on 6 April. Among other changes it allows conversion of agricultural buildings to residential use, though in England only.

The new class MB authorises the change of use of a building and any land within its curtilage from use as an agricultural building to a use falling within Use Class C3 (dwelling-houses). It also introduces deemed consent for works reasonably necessary to convert the building to residential use.
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New site could be answer to Longridge’s housing challenge

Two Longridge businesses are putting together plans to develop a site on the southern outskirts of the town which planning experts believe could provide a solution to the housing challenge facing the community.

Local building company W Monks and S & N Forshaw, say the 20-hectare Grimbaldeston Farm site, off Preston Road, could play a key role in meeting the future residential development needs of the town.
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Permission granted for Mill Farm Sports Village

Plans to develop the Mill Farm Sports Village to the north of Kirkham have been given the go ahead by Fylde councillors, paving the way for the new state of-the-art football ground which will be home to AFC Fylde.

Members of the Development Management Committee voted to approve the application for a 6000-seater football ground, community sports facilities as well as retail, leisure and commercial opportunities at the site close to junction three of the M55.
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Pub to homes plan given green light

Preston based planning consultancy PWA Planning, on behalf of Pembroke Homes, has secured detailed planning permission for eight new homes on the site of a former public house off Beacon Road in Romiley, Stockport.

Pembroke Homes has an enviable reputation for building some of the most sought after family dwellings in the local area and these homes are expected to be in great demand due to their location within a highly sought-after residential area.
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PWA Planning secures permission for £5m housing development in Preston

Plans for a £5m housing development that will revitalise the site of a former mill in Preston have been approved by Preston City Council.

Specialist affordable housing developer Mulbury Homes intends to develop the land off New Hall Lane into 51 modern, energy-efficient homes for Adactus Housing Association who will make the homes available for shared ownership and rent for local families.
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Go ahead for new homes at Spout Farm in Longridge

Following what seemed to be an unusually straightforward planning application process, with fewer than five separate letters of objection to the proposed development, and a wholly positive response from the local authority officers, we attended the meeting of the Planning Committee at Ribble Valley Borough Council last night with some slight trepidation that things were going too smoothly.
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Plans for 250 Great Harwood homes approved

Plans to build up to 250 homes and a sports facility in Great Harwood, Lancashire, have been approved.

The scheme will see a mix of family homes, including detached, semi-detached and bungalows, built on the seven-hectare Lyndon playing fields site in Harwood Lane, while four new sports pitches and associated changing and parking facilities will be created on a second five-hectare site 100m away.
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Planning approval for equestrian lifestyle centre in Cheshire

Planning approval has been granted by Cheshire West and Chester Council for equestrian facilities at Fosshey Stud and Stables in Antrobus, Cheshire.

PWA Planning acted on behalf of Mr and Mrs Tinker of Fosshey Hanoverian Stud and Stables and has secured planning permission for an equestrian lifestyle centre to help support a successful local business.
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Small housing developments now exempt from need to provide affordable housing

Recent changes to the government’s on-line planning guidance (NPPG) have clarified the circumstances in which local planning authorities should no longer require the provision of (or contributions towards) affordable housing.

Paragraph 012 of the national guidance on line resource states that: “There are specific circumstances where contributions for affordable housing and tariff style planning obligations (section 106 planning obligations) should not be sought from small scale and self-build development.
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PWA helps with plans for £100m Eco Park

PWA Planning has submitted plans on behalf of green energy company Ecotricity for the creation of a £100m Eco Park in Gloucestershire.

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Two rural housing approvals for PWA Planning

North West planning consultancy PWA Planning has won approval for two new housing schemes in rural locations near Preston, Lancashire.

PWA has gained planning permission for a development of five detached bungalows to replace existing agricultural buildings at Lyndhurst Farm, Longridge. The scheme, in an open countryside location, will see part of an adjacent fishing pond filled in to allow for construction of the bungalows.

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PWA wins approval for Preston tram pilot

Plans to create a tramway pilot project in Preston have been given the green light.

The plans, which will see a stretch of the former Longridge to Preston railway line reinstated in Deepdale, were approved by Preston City Council’s planning committee today (November 10).

The plans were first tabled back in 2010, but faced a series of rejections at planning committee. Lancashire-based planning consultancy PWA Planning was brought in earlier this year to advise applicant Preston Trampower on achieving a successful planning consent and a new planning application was submitted in April 2016.

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Plans approved for new homes in Levenshulme

PWA Planning has secured planning consent on behalf of developer Mulbury for a housing development that will transfrom a derelict site in Levenshulme, Greater Manchester.

The site of the former Atlas Engineering Works in Chapel Street will be transformed into a development of 64 new homes after plans were approved by Manchester City Council on January 12.

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Harmony Energy Storage

PWA appointed to energy storage planning project

Harmony Energy Storage has appointed planning consultancy PWA Planning as it looks to create a portfolio of energy storage facilities across the UK over the next 12-months.

PWA Planning has been brought on board to advise on all planning matters for Harmony’s first 10 schemes, including site viability, pre-application advice and planning applications.

Yorkshire-based Harmony Energy Storage was established in 2016 by directors Peter Kavanagh and Alex Thornton, who between them have almost 20 years’ experience in the renewables sector.

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Planning consent granted for Lancaster homes

PWA Planning has helped specialist housing developer Mulbury secure planning permission for 30 new homes in the village of Caton, near Lancaster.

The homes will regenerate the former SJ Bargh haulage site, which has been vacant for a number of years, with new two, three and four-bedroom homes.

Nine of the homes on the three-acre site are to be made available for shared ownership and affordable rent.

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Plans for new PNE training centre go on display

Proposals for a new first-team training centre for Preston North End Football Club have gone on display.

PWA Planning is working closely with architecture practice FWP to advise the club on its full planning application for the development, which has now been submitted.

The motivation behind the relocation of the training facility to the Ingol golf course site is to support the club’s ambition to play at the highest tier of English football. The club requires training facilities of the highest standard to attract and retain professional players who can perform at the top level.

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Planning consent gained for Clitheroe children’s nursery

Planning permission has been granted for a new children’s nursery on the outskirts of Clitheroe that will create places for up to 120 children.

The nursery, which will be located on land at Barrow Brook Business Village off the A59, is also expected to create up to 40 full and part-time jobs.

Lancashire-based planning consultancy PWA Planning, working with architects Stanton Andrews, helped secure planning permission for the development on behalf of applicant Mark Holden of Red Rose Holdings Ltd.

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PWA Planning growth leads to new offices

PWA Planning is to move to new offices in Preston to support further business growth.

The consultancy – whose clients include Euro Garages, Mulbury and Ecotricity – has acquired premises at Lockside Office Park in the Riversway docklands area of the city after outgrowing its current home at Ribble Saw Mill.

PWA will move to its new home in mid-April once refurbishment work is complete.

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Four senior promotions at PWA Planning

PWA Planning has promoted four members of its team as it prepares for further growth.

The promotions follow PWA Planning’s recent announcement that it is moving to new larger offices in Preston’s Riversway Docklands area later this month.

Senior planners Dan Hughes and Louise Leyland have been promoted to associate. Meanwhile, Emily Robinson and Josh Hellawell have been promoted to senior planner and planner respectively.

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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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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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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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Plans approved for Euro Garages’ new office development

Plans have been approved for a major new commercial development in Blackburn that will act as the new HQ for international forecourts operator Euro Garages.

Planning consultancy PWA Planning has helped Euro Garages to secure planning permission for a new office building, along with two adjacent drive through restaurants.

The scheme, close to Euro Garages’ existing offices on the Beehive Trading Park, is expected to create around 300 jobs, 260 of them full-time posts.

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PWA shortlisted for top residential planning award

PWA Planning has been shortlisted for top residential planning award after completing projects for some of the region’s most active housebuilders.

The practice is nominated in the Planning Team of the Year category at the 2018 Insider North West Residential Property Awards.

The nomination comes after a year in which PWA Planning submitted planning applications for over 50 individual residential schemes and achieved a planning consent rate of over 80 per cent.

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Consultation launched for Scunthorpe United new stadium development

Scunthorpe United Football Club has launched a consultation with supporters and the public over a multi-million-pound redevelopment of Glanford Park stadium.

PWA Planning is working with architecture practice FWP to advise the club on the redevelopment, which would significantly improve the club’s infrastructure and facilities, as well as attracting more investment from commercial partners.

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PWA Planning welcomes Alison Gough from Preston City Council

We’re delighted to announce that Alison Gough, Preston City Council’s former deputy director of development, has joined our team.

Alison joins us after nine years with the council, a time in which she oversaw large-scale planning applications, including the £50m Markets Quarter and UCLan’s £200m masterplan and public realm works.

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PWA secures four new housing planning approvals

PWA Planning has helped gain planning permission for four new residential developments on behalf of its clients.

We’ve secured a planning consent on behalf of Anwyl Homes Lancashire for 82 homes and landscaping improvements at Mere Grange, Leaside, St Helens. The development, on 3.5 hectares of open land, will offer a mix of three and four-bedroom properties.

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