NORTH QUAY AREA SPD, GREAT YARMOUTH

CCL, working with Urban Delivery prepared the North Quay Area Supplementary Planning Document for Great Yarmouth Borough Council.

The commission focused on the preparation of a concept and development feasibility masterplan for the 4 Ha waterside mixed industrial and residential area at a critical location between Great Yarmouth Town Centre and the main railway station. The area has been under-utilised for many years and represents a key development opportunity and high profile gateway for the town.

The Masterplan established and tested indicative scheme layouts and development forms to ensure the overall quality and fit of the proposed extension to the identified (and latent) market demand.

The SPD was drafted subject to public consultation and wider engagement and then finalised together with delivery and viability advice for the Council to support a comprehensive regeneration programme and creation of an appropriate development vehicle to drive delivery of circa 350 new homes and related new open spaces, waterfront walkways, public squares and an enhanced level of connectivity for the town centre and railway station.

SLEAFORD MOOR ENTERPRISE PARK

Sleaford Moor Enterprise Park

CCL were appointed by North Kesteven District Council (NKDC) to advise on the development potential and delivery options for a 15 Ha strategic employment site known as Sleaford Moor Enterprise Park following its acquisition by the Council.

The commission focused on the Council’s objective to explore the commercial prospects for an extension to the established Sleaford Enterprise Park to support the growth needs of local businesses and attract new investment. The work explored prospects and strategy with regard to planning, commercial market, site constraints and corporate drivers.

In addition, a development concept exercise was undertaken to identify the key issues, feasibility and potential of the site alongside delivery advice to ensure the Council are aware of the options for future development.

KEY INGREDIENTS
  • Allocated Strategic employment site (one of only three in the District)

  • Early identification of viability considerations to guide development mix and delivery options

  • Close working relationship with Senior Corporate Team and Elected Members

  • Provision of a framework to guide future stages of work

ROYAL BATH & WEST SHOWGROUND

Royal Bath & West Showground Area

Mendip District Council (MDC) has designated the Royal Bath & West Showground site as an Enterprise Area to help attract new business investment and growth, and is working towards a Local Development Order (LDO) for Class B1-B8 uses to help encourage new development and ensure prompt delivery.

CCL act for the development partner alongside the Council, to coordinate the preparation of all multi disciplinary technical documentation, alongside planning, design and delivery advice, to progress the LDO for up to 27,000 sq.m of employment floorspace at a priority employment allocation.

Alongside this role, we have acted for the Wild Beer Brewery in securing detailed planning permission for their HQ brewing facility and visitor centre at the Showground, which directly supports the Council’s rural economy vision at the site.

KEY INGREDIENTS
  • CCL instructed by Red Kite Securities and working collaboratively with Mendip District Council

  • 27,000 sq.m total floorspace (B1 – B8)

  • Local Development Order for 8 Ha (kickstart development)

  • Proactive local authority – designated site as Enterprise Zone

  • Targeting food and drink sectors specifically

HORLEY BUSINESS PARK – STRATEGIC EMPLOYMENT AREA, REIGATE

‘Horley Business Park’ Proposed Location

CCL was commissioned by Reigate & Banstead Borough Council to assess the market needs and demands and to build up the planning policy impact assessment case for 83 hectares of new commercial floorspace and innovation/incubator development to the north of Gatwick Airport.
 
The work includes quantitative and qualitative assessment of market demand, local and national/international inward investment potential and a detailed assessment of economic impacts and planning potential/risks arising from the scheme.
 
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • 83 Ha allocated site (HOR9) north of Gatwick Airport

  • Promoted by Reigate & Banstead Borough Council through Development Management Plan

  • 200,000 sq.m B Use Class floorspace (B1a offices) – campus environment

  • Supporting mix of B and non B facilities

  • Anticipated build-out over 15-20 years

  • Cross-boundary strategic economic, development and planning issues for other Gatwick Diamond authorities

MID SUSSEX STRATEGIC EMPLOYMENT LAND ASSESSMENT

Mid Sussex SELAA Sites

CCL was instructed by Mid Sussex District Council to prepare a comprehensive Strategic Employment Land Availability Assessment (SELAA) to form a key part of the Council’s District Plan evidence base.

The purpose of the SELAA was to examine the availability and potential supply of B Use Class employment sites and floorspace for Mid Sussex outside the South Downs National Park area in the District Plan period to 2031.

The study included survey and assessment of more than 140 existing and potential B Use Class employment sites across the District and a detailed consideration of site suitability, availability and achievability from which an employment land delivery trajectory and advice was provided.

KEY INGREDIENTS
  • NPPF and NPPG compliant employment sites survey

  • Detailed assessment of all sites and identification of future role and opportunities for expansion/intensification

  • Conclusions on demand and supply

  • Evidential report drafted to support the District Plan

TREKGATE, ANCOATS, MANCHESTER

CCL, working with Urban Delivery prepared an initial planning feasibility and diligence work for an existing 0.4 Ha industrial estate at the eastern edge of Ancoats in Manchester on behalf of Trekgate Ltd.

The commission focused on the preparation of detailed planning prospects and risks feasibility analysis of the site within the extensive heritage context of Ancoats (both Conservation Area and a substantial number of Listed Buildings) with clear conclusions drawn on the potential for residential development and the necessary scheme parameters.

MEDINA YARD: HOUSING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, ISLE OF WIGHT

Medina Yard Development, Isle of Wight

CCL was commissioned by The Harrison Trust, a major landowner in the Isle of Wight, to prepare the housing and economic housing development case in support of a 535 residential and 9,000 sq.m B Use Class regeneration scheme on Cowes town centre waterfront.

Medina Yard is currently a collection of largely under-used industrial and marine activity premises with significant waterside access but limited public accessibility. The regeneration proposals comprise new Grade A employment floorspace together with incubation workspaces, a maritime museum and a substantial level and mix of new housing to broaden choice in Cowes and for the Island as a whole.

CCL represented the Trust at the Local Plan Examination in Public and in various formal representations and submissions to the local authority concerning employment land review, SHMA
update, SHLAA and policy review consultations.

KEY INGREDIENTS

  • Complex housing and economic regeneration development scheme in a coastal town location

  • Extensive analysis of housing market needs, mix and future requirements cross-referenced to economic and inward investment dynamics

  • Planning permission granted in January 2018

NORTHERN WEST SUSSEX STRATEGIC HOUSING MARKET ASSESSMENT

Housing and Development Analysis from Northern West Sussex SHMA studies

CCL led the preparation of a comprehensive update of the affordable housing needs analysis for three local authorities in the Northern West Sussex HMA (Crawley, Horsham and Mid Sussex). Team Members from CCL had previously led the preparation of the Strategic Housing Market Assessment for each of the three local authorities.

The work encompassed all elements in calculating affordable housing needs, market signals and an update/reconfirmation of the HMA area including major external influences.

The Update report prepared by CCL has been used successfully at three Local Plan Examinations (Crawley, Mid Sussex and Horsham).

KEY INGREDIENTS
  • Comprehensive SHMA and updates in accordance with NPPG requirements

  • Analysis tested extensively at three Local Plan examinations and in development management decisions and appeals

WINCANTON TOWN CENTRE STRATEGY

Wincanton town centre strategy

CCL led a multi-disciplinary team appointed by South Somerset District Council to produce a Strategy and Action Plan for Wincanton town centre with the underlying objective to boost footfall, create a more economically vibrant centre and support future regeneration aspirations.

The Strategy is informed by a comprehensive baseline review of the town centre working with the local business community and key stakeholders to develop a clear overarching vision and strategic objectives to deliver change. A number of potential development site options and public realm improvements were identified together with a series of complementary initiatives and interventions to rejuvenate the commercial centre.

The Strategy is supported by an Action Plan which outlines the projects and initiatives considered a priority for the next 1-3 years to deliver the shorter-term objectives.

KEY INGREDIENTS
  • Identification of realistic opportunities for improvement and regeneration in the town centre

  • Extensive engagement with the town centre business community and key stakeholders to inform the formulation of the Strategy

  • Strategy and Action Plan to support and deliver a Council Priority project

BEACON PARK ENTERPRISE ZONE

Beacon Park Enterprise Zone Business Park Extension

CCL were part of the team led by Hudson Architects and Urban Delivery appointed by Great Yarmouth Borough Council to advise on the extension of Beacon Park focused on off-shore renewable energy industries and technology research and development.

The commission focused on the preparation of a feasibility, planning and masterplan strategy for the Business Park’s 14Ha extension in accordance with the existing Development Plan and a Local Development Order. The work explored prospects and strategy with regard to planning, commercial market, site constraints and delivery drivers.

The Masterplan established and tested indicative scheme layouts and development forms to ensure the overall quality and fit of the proposed extension to the identified (and latent) market demand.

KEY INGREDIENTS
  • Existing Enterprise Zone area with a Local Development Order. Considerable scope for expansion to meet commercial renewable energy and off-shore technology research demands

  • Early identification of market, planning and delivery mechanisms to guide the Masterplan development mix

  • Close working relationship with Senior Corporate Team and Elected Members