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PCL Planning Ltd has secured Reserved Matters approval for 260 homes at Bower Farm, Bridgwater. The application, submitted on behalf of Countryside Partnerships , was approved in June 2022. It is the first permission PCL has secured for Countryside Partnerships since they opened their South West Regional hub in Bristol. The development, with a construction value of £37.5m, will facilitate the delivery of a roundabout that will not only serve the site itself, but will also facilitate a wider local plan allocation. The development will also include the delivery of affordable housing and an equipped play area in a central square along with other high quality landscaped open space.

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PCL Planning Ltd has secured Reserved Matters approval for 203 houses at Higher Trenant Road/Green Hill, Wadebridge. The application, submitted on behalf of Vistry South West , was approved in June 2022. The site faced a number of challenges, some the result of planning permissions granted in the immediate locality subsequent to the original outline permission, which created unforeseen design challenges. The submission successfully overcame these challenges along with a host of other matters, not least drainage and ecology.

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Latest Planning Decision

Following on from obtaining outline planning consent in October 2021, PCL Planning has assisted Baker Estates Ltd in securing approval of reserved matters permission from South Hams District Council for two sites at Dartington.

The residential developments will see 80 new homes delivered at Broom Park and a further 40 at Sawmills.

After a comprehensive programme of public consultation, the council voted to approve reserved matters plans at committee on 13th April 2022.

The schemes comprise a range of two, three, four and five bedroom homes including a number of bungalows. 30% of the homes will be affordable with two thirds of these for social rent.

A significant proportion of the land on both sites will remain undeveloped and will be managed to provide enduring habitat for flora and fauna.

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Latest Planning Decision

PCL Planning has secured full planning permission for 4 townhouses on the site of the former Offshore Hotel, Newquay.  We were asked to get involved with the site following an earlier appeal which was dismissed by the Inspector due to concerns regarding design.

The application was informed by a range of supporting information, and had regard to relevant policies and guidance, including the Cornwall Local Plan and Newquay Neighbourhood Plan.  The scheme was designed to maintain the existing building line and rhythm of the street.

Newquay Town Council were happy to support the proposals, noting that the external appearance, scale and massing appeared to be much more in-keeping with the local character than had been the case for the previous scheme.

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Latest Appeal Decision

Latest Appeal Decision

PCL Planning Ltd have obtained outline planning permission at appeal, for up to 59 residential units on land at Chivenor Cross, Braunton.

The main matters related to the impact on the character and appearance of the local area and undeveloped coast and impact on air quality. PCL demonstrated that the development was consistent with the Council’s spatial strategy and that the proposals would accord with the Development Plan, read as a whole.

PCL were also able to demonstrate that a range of highway works were not necessary to make the development acceptable in planning terms.

The Planning Inspector agreed and allowed the Appeal.   

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Latest Planning Decision

Latest Planning Decision

PCL Planning Ltd are pleased to have assisted The Dartington Hall Trust and Baker Estates Ltd in securing outline planning permission for up to 120 dwellings on two parcels of land at Dartington. The overall site layout and design will respect the setting of both the existing housing and nearby heritage assets. 

The application faced a number of challenges, notably landscape and heritage matters, and ecology, which were successfully overcome resulting in outline permission being granted at local level in October 2021.

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