Our work - 19/07/2021

Newton-le-Willows, St Helens

We were instructed to take forward a detailed planning application for 91 dwellings.

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The Challenge

  • We were appointed by St Modwen homes to take forward a detailed planning application for 91 dwellings on land at the former Vulcan Works site in Newton-le-Willows.
  • The site was identified as Phase 4 in an earlier outline consent and had been subject to a Reserved Matters application by another developer. 

Our Solution

  • We entered into pre-app discussions with the LPA to agree the overall planning strategy. We then progressed a detailed planning application through to determination, successfully demonstrating that the proposals would deliver a high quality scheme that would integrate well with the earlier phases of development.
  • Viability was a key issue, with extensive discussion needed with the Council’s appointed consultant to secure agreement that the development could not support any affordable housing contribution.

The Results

  • Planning permission was secured for St Modwen Homes with 0% affordable housing and no requirement for a S106 legal agreement.

housing, residential, north west

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