Planning strategy advice, East Devon
The Crown Estate
Environmental Impact Assessments
Rapleys has provided planning strategy advice to The Crown Estate since the site acquisition stage. Having promoted the site via the East Devon Local Plan, the site was allocated for mixed-use development, alongside adjoining land parcels, in January 2016. A hybrid planning application and Environmental Impact Assessment was subsequently submitted for mixed use development, including up to 441 dwellings, a local centre, employment floorspace, public open space, and a section of the proposed north-south relief road to the east of Axminster.
The Crown Estate application sits alongside two applications on adjoining land parcels, which together will deliver the east Axminster urban extension and associated relief road envisaged by Strategy 20 of the adopted Local Plan.
The site was successfully promoted by Rapleys on behalf of The Crown Estate via the various stages in the preparation of the East Devon Local Plan. Following adoption of the Local Plan, Rapleys worked collaboratively with East Devon District Council and adjoining land promoters to secure a comprehensive Masterplan document for the site, increasing the overall allocation development quantum from 650 to 850 dwellings to support key road infrastructure delivery in light of viability considerations. The Masterplan was endorsed by the Council in February 2019.
Rapleys acted as lead consultant in the preparation and submission of a hybrid application, including co-ordination and preparation of an Environmental Impact Assessment. Negotiation of the hybrid application is ongoing, working closely with the Council and stakeholders to deliver the allocation. This includes collaboration in relation to a Nutrient Management Plan for the site to mitigate phosphate impacts associated with the development.
Our track record
Stadium Holdings Ltd
1 Olympic Way, Wembley
Neighbourly Matters advice for a 7-storey extension to provide student accommodation
12,000 Stock Condition Surveys – Yorkshire Housing
Appointed by Yorkshire Housing via the Fusion21 Framework to complete 12,000 stock condition surveys over a 3-year period
Acquisition for Kwik Fit, Atex Business Park, Stowmarket
Instructed by Kwik Fit as national retained acquisition agents
Affordable housing provisions for a mixed-use scheme, Balham
Provided a detailed FVA, development advice and affordable housing strategy
Affordable Housing valuation for a mixed use scheme, Garratt Lane, Wandsworth
Development Consultancy advice to support a planning application for a mixed use scheme
London and Regional
Albert Island Redevelopment
Providing Cost Management & Quantity Surveying services on an exemplar industrial intensification project
Ropemaker Properties Limited
Alfa Laval Tower, Brentford
Assessed the financial viability of the scheme for a planning appeal
Orchard Street Investment Management
Altrincham Retail Park expansion
Secured planning permission via a Section 78 appeal
The Crown Estate
Application and Environmental Impact Assessment for land off Beavor Lane, Axminster
Planning application and EIA for for part of the east Axminster urban extension