Knutsford, Cheshire

Residential planning consent achieved on Greenbelt site.

A former National Grid Gas storage facility was acquired by way of an open market tender for speculative development.

The Green Belt site received public opposition when the development of ten 4-bedroomed houses was initially proposed. Regular discussion and proposal redesign resulted from meetings with the Parish Council, in which local concerns were voiced and listed to.

A planning permission was only possible on this sensitive site when it was demonstrated that there would be no detrimental impact upon the Green Belt. Complicated negotiations were held with Cheshire East Council to agree both the principle and monetary amount of s.106 payments for affordable housing, off-site public open space, off-site recreation and traffic calming measures.

Wilmslow, Cheshire

Conversion of historic structure into residential apartments.

A former Victorian laundry building was acquired behind a row of established housing and planning permission sought for a conversion into residential apartments. Practical and creative design was needed to retain the historic structure in which eight 2-bedroomed apartments would be created. The residential development was delivered on time and on budget, with all of the apartments being sold prior to practical completion.