Project overview

Client: Reilly Developments Ltd
Location: Barrow, Clitheroe, Ribble Valley
Sector: Residential
Project status:  In progress

Following a successful outline planning application, PWA planning applied for ‘reserved matters’ to Ribble Valley Borough Council on behalf of Reilly Developments for seven large detached dwellings.


What we did


Working on behalf of Reilly Developments, PWA Planning successfully negotiated detailed design and layout issues and, unusually, was able to agree a ‘commuted sum’ payment in lieu of on-site affordable housing. The reserved matters application was approved without delay and subsequent applications for ‘discharge of planning conditions’ have been approved, allowing development to commence in 2015.

The site is located just south of Barrow and to the north of Whalley Industrial Park. The approved dwellings were designed and are being constructed to a very high standard in a manner sympathetic to the established village setting. The properties comprise of four-bedroom detached homes with garages and are set in ample private garden space, to ensure no loss of amenity to future occupants. Appropriate landscaping features were incorporated within the layout to enhance the proposals against the backdrop of the surrounding rural area.

In recognition of the efficient and positive the applications were handled, PWA has been instructed to enter negotiations with the planning authority on a second phase of the development to be commenced in 2016.


What our client said

“Negotiating through the pitfalls of the planning system is a skill that PWA Planning and its staff has in abundance. Their pragmatic approach to challenges and ability to secure positive outcomes is why we continue to use PWA and would highly recommend the service they offer.”
John Lydon, director, Reilly Developments