Client: Stanley Investments and Muir Group Housing Association
Location: Blackpool, Lancashire
Sector: Affordable Housing
Project status: Planning approved
PWA Planning prepared, submitted and managed the planning application for 31 affordable homes, working with Stanley Investments and Muir Group Housing Association.
What we did
PWA Planning was instructed by Stanley Investments to advise on a planning application for a 100 per cent affordable housing scheme by Muir Group Housing Association at a site near Blackpool.
The proposals would deliver 31 one, two and three-bedroom homes for affordable rent within the administrative area of Fylde Borough Council.
The site formed part of a wider housing and employment allocation in the area, which was a key focus for development in Fylde. Despite the principal of development being acceptable by virtue of this allocation, there were challenges and it was vital to the funding of the project that the planning approval was achieved within a short timeframe.
PWA’s role was to prepare, submit and manage the planning application, which involved dealing with initial objections from the lead flood authority and Lancashire County Council highways. These objections were ultimately overcome, leading to a positive officer recommendation and approval of the application in June 2019, meeting the applicant’s deadline.