David Wilson Homes and Wieneberger - mixed use development

David Wilson Homes and Wieneberger - mixed use development

David Wilson Homes' masterplan for a mixed use residential scheme of 140 units in Staffordshire looked to create a new garden suburb set within a strong landscaping framework - including an extension to an existing country park and a cost-effective remediation scheme to a former brickworks site. But it was clear from pre-application discussions with the Council that they didn't support the development.
 
Our planning, landscape architecture and environmental teams worked together to prepare the outline application - including a detailed case that focussed on previous efforts to market the site for employment uses, the policy support within the NPPF and the sustainability benefits of the development. Not unexpectedly planning permission was refused, and the case went to appeal.
 
We prepared detailed evidence addressing all the reasons for refusal, and produced a compelling case based on the unsuitability of the site for industrial development, the employment and socio-economic opportunities, the high quality of the design and landscaping, and the overall sustainability and policy compliance of the proposals. Having carefully considered all the evidence, the Inspector accepted all the points put to him. The appeal was allowed, and planning permission granted.