Residential Development, White’s Lane, Bassingham
Local housebuilder Lindum Homes wished to gain full planning permission for a considerable residential development on land located on the fringe of Bassingham, a village situated roughly halfway between Lincoln and Newark. However, national housebuilder Gladman Developments had also obtained an interest in a site just north of the village and submitted an application which sought permission for a residential development in the region of 120 houses. Accordingly, Lindum Homes required a thoughtful and well-constructed application which would garner support amongst the local community as to the benefits that a modest sustainable expansion to the south of the village would bring to the area.
Globe was appointed to act as the planning agent for the proposed development. This involved a site appraisal in order to establish the sustainability credentials of the proposals whilst also providing input to aid the detailed design process being undertaken by a local architectural practice. Globe also oversaw the formal community engagement strategy which presented the development ideas to the local community prior to reviewing their feedback and amending the proposed design to reflect local aspirations for the Site. This culminated in the submission of the planning application, which included an Integrated Planning Statement prepared by Globe which demonstrated the application’s compliance with both national and local planning policy.
Globe led discussions with the Local Planning Authority following the submission of the application, which led to revised plans being submitted which reduced the proposed number of dwellings from 38 to 35 in order to provide a better site layout in terms of design and amenity and enabled the site’s existing rural character to be retained. Additionally, a revised Flood Risk Assessment and Drainage Strategy was submitted which demonstrated that surface water could adequately be mitigated within the proposed development and would not lead to any adverse impact upon the existing residential areas of the village.
Full planning permission was granted for the development, with the Site since being sold to another developer and is yet to be completed. The Gladman Developments’ application was refused by the Council.