Brief

RA were approached by the landowner to explore the potential of their paddock area for residential development. They needed expert help with a planning strategy so that the site could be incorporated into the new local plan and assistance with the subsequent sale of the site to a housing developer.

Solution

Our planning consultants reviewed the neighbourhood plan and local plan process for then Wycombe District Council (now part of Buckingham Council). We then put together a medium term strategy to promote the site to the neighbourhood plan and subsequently to be adopted into the new local plan. Working with local stakeholder groups and led by our planning consultants, we were successful in having the site adopted for up to 17 units.

The strategy was then accelerated because windfall sites were being approved outside of the adoption process, therefore we agreed to lodge an outline planning application prior to the neighbourhood plan adoption process being completed. This was approved following detailed negotiations concerning 106 contributions.

The RA
Difference

Subsequent to the outline consent being granted, RA managed the process of disposal of the site to Deanfield Homes. We were instrumental in the marketing and negotiation of the contract, and our unique position and experience ensured all parties were properly briefed concerning the technical and planning difficulties of the site, assisting in what can be a lengthy and challenging process.

Thereafter RA have been retained by Deanfield Homes to design the scheme in detail and take forward the technical detailing and construction packages, including building regulation submissions and site activity support.

Contact

Little Kimble, Buckinghamshire

Rickett Architects always manage to deliver an innovative yet highly commercial and workable solution to a development site... their schemes stand out from the rest.

Charles Robinson Director, 1221 Planning Services Ltd Warwick

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