On behalf of Harworth Group PLC, our planning professionals based in Leeds have successfully secured outline planning permission, including means of access, for up to 118 dwellings on 3.59 ha of land at Hay Green Lane, Birdwell.
Following a pre-application enquiry, the team subsequently managed engagement with local residents and ward members and the preparation of technical information required to support an outline application.
Upon submitting the outline application, our planning specialists worked closely with the council to achieve a high quality indictive layout which provides a policy compliant level of affordable housing, public open space and ‘no net loss’ of biodiversity through on and off site enhancements.
The team also continued to work closely with ward members and local residents to address concerns raised in relation to the public highway in the vicinity of the site and in particular around the nearby primary school, offering a variety of measures as part of the S106 that go beyond the requirements identified by the Council’s Highways Department to ensure highways capacity and safety are maintained.
Following the resolution of all technical issues the application was taken to planning committee with an officer recommendation for approval, which was subsequently endorsed by members.