Project overview

Client: Stanton Andrew Architects, Duerden Brothers Ltd
Location: Little Eccleston, Lancashire
Sector: Residential
Project status: Outline planning approved

PWA Planning secured planning consent for residential development on a salad growing and nurseries site in the village of Little Eccleston.

What we did

Initially approached via architects, Stanton Andrews, PWA Planning advised the business owners as to the potential for residential redevelopment of their site in Little Eccleston. Pre-application negotiations were initially somewhat negative, with concerns over scale and impact. PWA led a concerted effort by the design team, involving alterations to the scheme, and promotion of the benefits of the redevelopment to the local community, as a result of which the planning authority moved to support the redevelopment.

PWA undertook local community consultation and prepared and managed the planning process for the owners. As with any proposal to build new homes in a rural area, there was mixed reaction, but PWA worked closely with the local authority planning team to address concerns and ensure a suitable scheme for the area was developed. The application was presented to committee in 2015 with a positive recommendation and members of the committee endorsed the recommendation and granted outline planning permission.

Since the approval the council has now identified the site as the single housing allocation in this part of the borough in its emerging Local Plan.

What our client said

“Having worked with PWA Planning on a number of projects, their advice and planning services have made a valuable contribution to our company. Whether on domestic or commercial applications they are up to date with the most recent planning legislation and find the right balance between being bullish and pragmatic.”
Charles Stanton, director, Stanton Andrews Architects