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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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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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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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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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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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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Graeme joins our team

We’re pleased to announce the appointment of experienced planning consultant Graeme Thorpe as an associate at PWA Planning.

Graeme has joined us from Leith Planning where he was group planning manager. Prior to this he spent more than 15 years in senior planning roles with Burnley Borough Council, Ribble Valley Borough Council and Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council.

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