Plans approved for redevelopment of Desborough Bowling Club, Maidenhead

We are delighted to have achieved planning permission for a scheme of 149 apartments in the centre of Maidenhead on the site of Desborough Bowling Club for our client, Shanly Homes.

The scheme, designed by WaM architects, will play an important part in the rejuvenation of the town centre as its is situated within the York Road Opportunity Area as identified in the Maidenhead Town Centre Area Action Plan.

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Topping out ceremony for new Bowls Club in Maidenhead

A topping out ceremony was held for the wonderful new facilities for Desborough Bowling Club in Maidenhead.  The new building will include a fantastic new indoor green with impressive club house facilities with a new outdoor green and car parking.

It was opened by John McGuiness, a Commonwealth Games medallist in 2014.

Here is a link to an article in the Maidenhead Advertiser

https://www.maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk/news/maidenhead/136973/desborough-bowling-club-holds-topping-out-ceremony-on-new-site.html

We secured planning permission for the relocation of the Club on behalf of the Club and Shanly Homes in ...

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Publicity for viability assessments – striking the right balance

As a result of recent changes to the NPPF and PPG, applicants are now being required to make viability assessments public where they are submitted as part of the planning application process.  We have recently been involved with an application in Reading where a Viability Assessment was submitted and was subsequently required to be made public for consideration at Planning Committee.  Alongside the client and the viability consultant we prepared a briefing document for members to give them sufficient information ...

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Where’s Wally

Kay likes to run and can often be found running around the roads and trails of Surrey and Hampshire. This weekend she went for something slightly different by running a 24 hour relay race. In a team of 8 they ran continuously for 24 hours clocking up 140 miles with Kay running 20 of those miles. This was all done dressed as Where’s Wally. Congratulations to Kay and the team.

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Holborn Tower

We are pleased to have secured planning permission for an upgraded entrance to Holborn Tower in High Holborn in association with the refurbishment of the tower which is currently underway by 21 Construction.  The approved design will give life to what was a very tired and uninviting entrance and improve  security through passive surveillance and increased activity.

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Topping Out at the Exchange Aylesbury

Kevin Scott attended the topping out ceremony at The Exchange in Aylesbury town centre on 19th April.  The mixed-use development is being built by Durkan in partnership with AVDC and, when complete, will include apartments and restaurants and a new public realm.

We advised AVDC on the initial outline consent and have continued to advise the Council as landowner on planning matters.  We are also acting for Buckinghamshire County Council to help bring forward the elements of the Waterside North master ...

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Oldfield Road Maidenhead

Maidenhead Development Control Panel resolved to grant planning permission last night for 67 apartments on a site at Oldfield Road in Maidenhead, subject to a Section 106 agreement.

The application was submitted by Kevin Scott Consultancy on behalf of Shanly Homes.  It will enable the comprehensive redevelopment of three brownfield sites close to the town centre.   This will dramatically improve the appearance of this part of Oldfield Road which is in a prominent location alongside a key route around the town.

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Draft National Planning Policy Framework

We have produced a summary of the main provisions of the Draft NPPF published for consultation on 5th March 2018.  It is one of a number of related documents which also include:

▪    Developer Contributions
▪    Draft Viability Guidance
▪    Housing Delivery Test Measurement Rule Book

As well as listing what we see as the main points it highlights key issues which need to be considered for all of us working in the field of planning and housing development in particular.  I ...

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Guildford Road, Fetcham

We are pleased to announce that our successful relationship with Finesse Homes continues with a recent approval for 8 dwellings in the village of Fetcham, Surrey.  The new proposals are a reworking of a previous permission to increase the capacity of the site from 7 to 8 dwellings.  We worked closely with the Mole Valley’s planning officer to put forward a strong case for the proposals, arguing that they did not constitute an overdevelopment on the site or an unacceptable ...

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Approval of 8 dwellings in the village of Fetcham, Surrey

We are pleased to announce that our successful relationship with Finesse Homes continues with a recent approval for 8 dwellings in the village of Fetcham, Surrey.  The new proposals are a reworking of a previous permission to increase the capacity of the site from 7 to 8 dwellings.  We worked closely with the Council’s planning officer to put forward a strong case for the proposals arguing that they did not constitute an overdevelopment on the site or an unacceptable increase ...

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