Tetlow King Planning (TKP) were successful in obtaining consent for the demolition of existing flats at Lawrence Close and Dog Lane and the erection of eight 2-bed and two 3-bed terraced and semi-detached homes for our client Orbit Homes.
TKP worked with Orbit Homes to undertake a public exhibition of the proposed plans in order to meaningfully engage with local residents. Thanks to the hard work of the application team the feedback at the exhibition was complementary of the proposals and account was taken of local residents views in refining the application proposals.
It was demonstrated by TKP that demand for the existing flats was low and that redevelopment would provide a much greater quality of accommodation together with an additional two dwellings suitable for families. A strong case was made for the economic, social and environmental benefits of the proposed development as a result of which the officer recommended approval and acknowledged in their report that with reference to the affordable housing provided by the scheme that:
“Additional weight in excess of that which would be afforded market housing should be afforded to the delivery of such housing”.