Outline planning permission has been granted for an additional 0.92 ha extension to the industrial estate under construction at Mitton Road, Whalley. The client had experienced high demand for the newly constructed units on his existing site. The site is outside the settlement boundary of Whalley and not allocated for industrial development. Our knowledge of the local area and emerging planning policy enabled us to encourage our client to seek planning permission for an extension to his existing site. Ribble Valley Borough Council confirmed that the expansion of this site to provide B1 industrial units is “an essential contribution to the local and wider economy”.
54 Fairfield Drive is an unusual house, set at an angle to the road, with a large side garden. Ribble Valley Borough Council refused planning permission for a house in the side garden on design grounds. Fairfield Drive is within an estate of 1960s and 1970s houses with a variety of styles, plot sizes and space between dwellings. The appeal Inspector agreed with us that in this context the design is appropriate. Drawings by Sunderland Peacock Architects.
An exciting new future is planned for the Eagle and Child at Hurst Green. Planning permission has been granted for the conversion and extension of the pub to create five 2 and 3-bedroom cottages with gardens and covered parking.
Hyndburn Borough Council has approved the redevelopment of Broadfield Garage by Ormwood Homes Ltd to provide 4 detached and 8 semi-detached houses. The development, which is outside the settlement boundary, was demonstrated to be acceptable due to the council’s lack of a 5-year housing supply, and because it reuses a brownfield site without harming the openness of the Green Belt.
Craven District Council does not have a 5-year housing supply. Although 12 Park Lane is beyond the settlement boundary of Cowling, we were able to demonstrate that this is a sustainable location. Planning permission was granted to allow the annexe accommodation to be used as a separate dwelling.
Blackburn’s Dukes Brow and Revidge conservation area has many fine examples of prestigious houses from the late 19th Century. Many of these now have new uses, such as Northwood, Preston New Road, which is a care home for the elderly. In this sensitive and highly-regulated context we have gained planning permission for a two-storey extension, providing seven additional bedrooms.
New approach to spring cleaning with this unremarkable 1970s bungalow! Planning permission has been granted to replace it with a handsome two-storey stone-built house.
RVBC planning reference: 3/2016/0206
Planning permission has been granted for a new hydrotherapy pool at Myerscough Veterinary Group’s main surgical centre at Clayton-Le-Dale.
RVBC planning reference: 3/2016/0037
This Clitheroe town centre pub is set to be transformed by Stansfield Developments Ltd into two shops and five apartments after permission was granted at Ribble Valley Borough Council’s March Planning Committee.