Sandymoor South And Wharford Farm

Homes England

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 greenfield site comprises of two parcels of land split by a railway line and a number of other physical constraints on or adjacent to the site will need to be factored in to the planning strategy, including the potential construction of a new bridge, pedestrian and cycle connectivity under the existing railway line and over the West Coast mainline to the east.


Homes England will ultimately take the site to the market on a phased basis and so our strategy is centred around the need to ensure that the planning permission(s) secured allow for the viable delivery of housing, infrastructure and mitigation across the entire site, whilst at the same time achieve great placemaking. These objectives are underpinned by one of our core values, which is to work closely with officers at Halton Council as local planning authority and engage effectively with the local community and stakeholders.

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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.