Residential


Residential

The former Riverside High School site is located to the west of Radcliffe town centre and has been vacant since 2015. The site, which was cleared in 2021, provided an opportunity to delivery for much needed housing development in Bury. 

Marton Estate is an 11 hectare Site situated in the Fylde-Blackpool periphery strategic location for development, which was identified in the Local Plan. The Site was allocated for mixed use development to fulfil growth objectives for the Borough. Outline planning permission had previously been granted on the Site for the development of 265 dwellings and 1.5 hectares of employment use, however development did not come forward and the permission expired before a Reserved Matters Application was submitted. Homes England subsequently acquired part of the site to help deliver much needed housing development in Fylde.

 

Baxters Lane is a vacant industrial site in the east of St Helens. Hive was commissioned to prepare and submit a full planning application for the development of 28 dwellings for affordable rent along with associated access, parking and landscaping. 

Lancots Lane is a 4.5 hectare unallocated brownfield site in the heart of the urban area of St Helens. The Site was previously occupied by chemical works at a time when the east of St Helens was predominantly industrial. This part of St Helens has changed significantly in the past 10 years and is now a focus for housing development.  

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.  

Kemp Heaton Avenue is a 1.3 hectare Site located to the south of Bury town centre in the neighbourhood of Goshen. The Site was formerly occupied by a community day centre which was cleared in 2016 and remains in the Council’s ownership. Hive was commissioned to prepare and submit a full planning application for the development of 43 affordable dwellings, including 18 supported living apartments. The application included the construction of new vehicle access points, associated landscaping and infrastructure works.

Hive were instructed by Homes England to act as planning consultants in the Campbell Reith led team progressing detailed design of the new canal bridge, spine road, drainage and earthworks design to de-risk the Wharford Farm site and to assist Homes England to explore a potential master developer role.  

Hive are instructed as planning consultant on the project by BCEGI and Middlesbrough Council, working primarily alongside JM Architects, Arup, Layer and Turley Heritage. We led the submission of a detailed planning application for the proposals.

Hive were instructed as planning consultant by Great Places Housing Group to prepare and submit a planning application for 46 affordable homes on a brownfield former school site in Royton, Oldham.  

Hive were instructed by Hive Homes to provide pre-application planning consultancy services and a Planning Statement for the development of several brownfield sites close to Derker Metrolink stop in Oldham.

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. 

Maltkiln Village is a proposed sustainable new settlement, located adjoining Cattal Train Station, approximately equidistant between Harrogate and York. The scheme is to include at least 3,000 new homes and supporting on-site services and was being promoted a strategic land company. Harrogate Borough Council engaged Hive’s services to develop a strategy for the design and delivery of a new stewardship vehicle and to address the concerns of its members over the delivery and maintenance of the communal facilities. The stewardship vehicle needed to be capable of maintaining the green and community infrastructure within the settlement in a manner that is in keeping with an exemplar development. 

This site is adjacent to the iconic Wigan Pier and is one of the largest brownfield sites in Greater Manchester, having capacity to accommodate 800 homes, offices, a hotel, commercial and leisure space. It is a highly complex site with a number of delivery challenges including extensive up-front infrastructure, ground remediation, utilities upgrades, demolition and conversion of listed mills.  Acting for the landowner/developer (the Heaton Group) Hive were commissioned to provide project management, governance, delivery and infrastructure funding advice.

Hive has undertaken extensive work with local authorities and Homes England to develop effective strategies for the delivery of land in public ownership. This work is grounded in many years of experience and expertise in designing disposal strategies aligned to client objectives for what they what to achieve with land. Building on this expertise we were instructed by Peterborough Council to de-risk and dispose of a stalled, greenfield site with a capacity for over 1000 homes, in the Council’s ownership.

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.

Hive are working with the Council on engagement with landowners and stakeholders within St Cuthbert’s, a key workstream given that there are over 100 landowners and very little publicly owned land within the Garden Town (GT). For any GT to work, regardless of the delivery vehicle, it is imperative that the Council engage comprehensively and frequently with all landowners to understand their position and appetite towards development, as well as consulting on the emerging masterplan and planning policy.

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.

The Preston City Living Strategy (CLS) is an exemplary approach to identifying, unlocking and kick-starting the delivery of brownfield housing sites. Working with Preston City Council (PCC), Hive led this award winning strategy for regeneration and maximising the development potential of brownfield land (in public and private ownership).