The North Kesteven Lafford Planning Sub-Committee confirmed their clear support for the proposed development of this well located brownfield land for a commercial development at its meeting last night. Having carefully considered a thorough report explaining the officers’ assessment of the proposals they concluded that the new office, industrial and warehousing units would deliver sustainable development which would benefit the local area, the district and beyond. The development is adjacent to the Hykeham Transport Hub and, as such will bring a highly sustainable site into beneficial use. It will delivers investment in strategic highways infrastructure that will directly help relieve congestion; enhance the hugely successful Transport Hub with improved access and additional car parking spaces; deliver public access to a previously closed site, opening up new landscape and water spaces for local people and provide safe pedestrian routes to the site boundaries, allowing future linkages to Teal Park.
Longstanding client Home From Home Care have been regularly commissioning Globe to progress the planning applications for their specialist ‘Micro Communities’ since 2012. The most recent of these commissions was to secure permission for a series of extensions to existing care facilities in Lincolnshire.
Home From Home Care is a ‘parent led’ care provider for adults with learning disabilities and complex needs. At risk of greatly over simplifying Home From Home Care’s services, each location consists of different types and sizes of care homes, where small groups of compatible people can live together or on their own. The company refers to these as ‘Micro Communities’.
One of the driving principles of Home From Home Care is a commitment to continuous improvement. The latest phase of improvements has been a proposed move, in appropriate homes, from en suite bedrooms to ‘mini-apartments‘ where each resident has their own private study room adjoining their bedroom. To achieve this, the internal layout of the building needs to be altered and extensions added to ensure that the equally important communal spaces aren’t lost to private rooms. To achieve this, Globe prepared and submitted planning applications to extend ‘The Hawthorns’ in Bardney and ‘The Old Hall’ in Fiskerton, in order to provide ‘apartment style’ accommodation in both buildings.
Both applications have now been approved, so this next phase of improvements can now get underway.
West Lindsey District Council’s Planning Committee unanimously approved the ‘Reserved Matters’ scheme for the Parklands development in Sudbrooke submitted by Globe Consultants on behalf of Jackson & Jackson Developments. Following the approval of the principle of development at appeal in June 2016, further details were submitted to West Lindsey in relation to the detailed design of the 130 new dwellings, the public house, and Sudbrooke Holme as well as strategies for the extensive areas of open space and landscaping. In recommending approval, planning officers praised the design of the scheme and the positive contribution the scheme would make to the village of Sudbrooke. Members of the Planning Committee agreed with this assessment and resoundingly voted in favour of the application.
The Parklands is an aspirational housing scheme located 5 miles to the north west of the City of Lincoln in the leafy village of Sudbrooke. Globe Consultants worked closely with a team of talented landscape architects, ecologists and designers to formulate proposals for a new residential environment which will be of the highest possible quality. From the outset, Globe recognised the importance of the need to ensure that any development fully respects its context and delivers a scheme which knits together the existing village and more isolated forms of development surrounding the site. As a result, the scheme delivers a lower density solution with generous landscaping and open space throughout – consistent with the leafy parkland nature of development which helps give Sudbrooke its identifiable character. The proposed layout is very much a landscape led scheme which promotes a strong sense of place and identity. It is anticipated the construction work on the Parklands will begin in the next few months.
North Kesteven District Council granted planning permission for a new community hub building and playing field pavilion at its planning committee last night.
This was a sensitive project with a section of the local community opposed to the investment and how it had been agreed through the Parish Council and progressed. However, it was a useful reminder of the role of the planning process and the need to focus on material planning considerations only.
On those planning consideration grounds it was concluded unanimously that the proposal was high quality, appropriate and should be supported. At over £1million this is a major project for a settlement of this size and it will deliver a major community asset for this growing community.
Having been centrally involved in the planning stages of the Lincoln Transport Hub as the planning consultants for the proposal it was great to be invited by Willmott Dixon to visit the site to see progress to date and hear first-hand the experience of the implementation on site. Whilst we all thought we knew the area well it is amazing to appreciate the scale of the site after the former buildings and road infrastructure have been cleared away to make way for this exciting development. What a transformation to the City this will be!
It was great to see this hugely exciting investment coming together and we are really looking forward to the massive changes that we will see in the coming months as the new townscape is truly revealed.
The Central Lincolnshire Joint Strategic Planning Committee (CLJSPC) meeting on 24 April 2017 resolved to formally adopt the Central Lincolnshire Local Plan which forms the Development Plan for the Central Lincolnshire authorities of the City of Lincoln, North Kesteven and West Lindsey.
The agenda for the meeting includes the adopted plan and policies maps and can be viewed here: https://www.n-kesteven.gov.uk/central-lincolnshire/
The CLJSPC have now uploaded the adopted plan and policies maps, which can be viewed here: https://www.n-kesteven.gov.uk/central-lincolnshire/local-plan/
Globe were very pleased to welcome and offer support to Traci Whitfield from the English Chess Federation (ECF), at The Tithe Barn yesterday. We wish the Under 11s team well in the ‘European Schools Chess Championships’ in their competition in June in Budva, Montenegro – particularly Venezia’s Nephew Samuel who makes his debut representing England!
Planning Inspectors, Jeremy Youle BA(Hons) MATRP MRTPI DipPSM and Matthew Birkinshaw BA(Hons) Msc MRTPI, appointed by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, have issued their report on the Central Lincolnshire Local Plan to the Central Lincolnshire Joint Strategic Planning Committee.
Once it’s published ,Globe will be working and living with this Local Plan for quite a few years to come, and its interpretation is likely to be tested in many of our applications and appeal decisions by Planning Inspectors. At this very early stage this isn’t an attempt to analyse the issues it presents (we did enough of that through the consultation and hearing stages), but hopefully the following extract from the Inspectors’ Report and some observations of our own, will flag up a few points that we know clients are thinking about. Read more →
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