154 bedroom student development scheme granted planning permission
Date of Article
Oct 21 2019
Planning & Development

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Colin Brown
Partner - Head of Planning and Development Division
01223 326826 email me about Colin

Colin is a Partner and was appointed Head of Planning & Development Division in November 2020, he is based out of our Cambridge office.  He has over 25 years’ experience of planning consultancy and has a broad sphere of work.  He acts for a wide range of private, institutional and developer clients and has worked on significant planning applications and appeals.

He regularly instructs Counsel, and has appeared at a number of Local Plan examinations and in Section 78 and other appeals where he has often given evidence.  He carries out much land promotion work and has a strong track record of delivering planning consents taking projects through their entire process from site identification to construction on site.  

Away from work, Colin is Chairman of the Cambridge Forum for the Construction Industry and of the Cambridge branch of networking group, Interact.  He is also Chairman of the Dining Rights Committee at the Hawks’ Club, a sporting club in the City for Cambridge University sportsmen. He is a regular, if poor golfer, a keen cyclist and a committed, but somewhat less dangerous skier than he once was.

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Our experts acted on behalf of Future Generation to manage a planning application for a 154 bed purpose built student development scheme.

154 bedroom student development scheme granted planning permission

This involved obtaining pre-application planning advice from the Council, consulting local residents and the design and conservation panel, and working with the project team and architects to refine the scheme design and to gain the positive support required for planning committee. We assisted the applicant by managing the application at post submission stage, and addressing consultations and issues as they arose to help to navigate the application to a positive determination.

This included negotiations with conservation officers over the effects of the development upon the setting of a Grade I listed chapel, and engagement with policy officers to demonstrate that the development would meet the demands of a specific Higher Educational Institution. The scheme recently received a resolution to grant planning permission at planning committee on the 2nd October 2019.

For further information, please contact a member of our team:

Colin Brown
Partner, Planning & Development
01223 326826