Halsnead Garden Village

– Countryside Partnerships

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.

Halsnead Garden Village


The site is only able to be accessed via a separate parcel of land controlled by another developer, which required initial due diligence to ensure that the wider site could be comprehensively developed and Countryside would be able to access their parcel unencumbered. The Local Authority were supportive of the initial pre-application liaison, which matched their objectives and policy to ensure the Garden Village is developed holistically with appropriate connectivity regardless of landownership. Hive then prepared and submitted the planning application, liaising with the consultant team producing the reports and Environmental Statement to produce a comprehensive Planning Statement and application. Hive have developed a good relationship with Officers at Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council and have led design meetings to reach a layout that is acceptable to the Council and considered to be in accordance with the Halsnead Masterplan Supplementary Planning Document.


Hive have worked closely with Officers to address consultee comments and minimise conditions, whilst assisting Countryside through the finalisation of the viability appraisal review process. Hive are also assisting Countryside in discussions with National Highways, seeking to minimise any restrictions upon delivery of housing due to delays with the Tarbock Island improvement scheme coming forward.

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