Queen Street Louth Commercial Scheme
To coordinate and lead proposals for the redevelopment of a large portion of the south east section of Louth’s Town Centre which is wholly within a Conservation Area.
Globe initially undertook a preliminary assessment of the constraints and opportunities of land at Queen Street, and advised on its potential for redevelopment. The land was, at the time, in a number of different ownerships and part of Globe’s work involved advising the client on acquiring certain parts in order to achieve a viable development site. Given the areas prominent and historic location several urban design constraints and issues were also identified.
The recommendations provided at this stage were taken forward and informed a series of planning applications for development on the site, which were prepared and submitted by Globe. The first was for a residential scheme on part of the site. An application for full planning permission for a mixed-use development on the majority of the remaining part of the site then followed. The retail led scheme includes 1500m2 of A1 floor space – the majority of which is intended for a food retail operator – the relocation of the existing surgery and a unit providing office space, which are both to be accommodated within two retained buildings. This scheme evolved through extensive engagement with the local community, the District Council and English Heritage and input from the multi-disciplinary client team.
Following the planning committee’s vote against the officer’s recommendation to grant planning permission, Globe advised the client of the costs and benefits associated with the appeal options and prepared and submitted the written representations to the Planning Inspectorate. The appeal was upheld.
Planning permission has been secured for the site and the applicant is now marketing the site with strong interest shown by supermarket operators.