Hive were instructed by Hive Homes to provide pre-application planning consultancy services and a Planning Statement for the development of a brownfield site off Phoenix Way in Wigan.
Instructed by Great Places and Redwaters as the developer and Countryside Properties as contractor, Hive acted as planning consultants to secure detailed planning permission for a mixed use scheme comprising 90 affordable homes, an extension to the club house and various ground improvements at Walkden Cricket Club and the reprofiling of the Harris Street Playing Fields which would see the football pitches brought back in to active use by North Walkden FC having been left redundant for years.
Acting as planning consultant on behalf of Anwyl Partnerships, planning permission was secured for an Extra Care scheme comprising of 53 apartments on a former NHS site in Liscard, Wirral. Magenta Living, the largest Registered Provider of Social Housing in Wirral, are to manage the site going forward.
The site is located within the Green Belt to the north west of Edenfield and has been identified as part of a wider Housing Allocation for 400 homes in the draft Rossendale Local Plan. Hive represented Anwyl Land in the Examination in Public held in September/October 2019 and are hopeful that the Plan will be adopted by the end of 2020.
Hive Land and Planning are providing planning consultancy services on this project for a major residential development comprising of around 750 homes, working as part of the Turner & Townsend led project team which also includes Buro Happold (technical inputs), Barton Willmore (masterplanning), Cushman & Wakefield (commercial advice) and TEP (ecology).
This project demonstrated Hive’s ability to work positively and proactively with the local planning and highway authorities, understand the technical details of a development scheme and successfully negotiate amendments to a planning permission and discharge conditions in order that work can start on site at the earliest possible opportunity.
2020 Winner of the national Planning Awards Editors Choice Award for best overall project and the Increased Housing Delivery category for Preston City Living Strategy
2020 Winner of the Spatial Planning and Plan-Making award in the RTPI North West Regional Awards for Planning Excellence for the Preston City Living Strategy