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Redevelopment of former brickworks, Sandy Lane, Worksop

CEG (Dooba Developments Ltd)

Providing wide ranging planning advice to ensure a fully developed and operational asset

Sandy Lane, Worksop

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Industrial & Logistics

Industry

Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith

The project

Over a number of years, on behalf of Dooba (CEG), Rapleys has secured:

  • Outline permission via a remitted appeal, following a High Court challenge to the original appeal refusal for an Asda superstore, 17,5000sqm B class uses, petrol filling station
  • Reserved matters for the Asda and subsequent sale of that part of the site to Asda – now built
  • Reserved matters for circa Phase 1 4,000sqm of B class uses – now built
  • Full permission for three A3/5 roadside units, now built
  • Full permission for a Travis Perkins – currently under construction
  • Various changes of use within Phase 1 to enable E class uses
  • Discharge of conditions relating to the above permissions.

This is a large site in Worksop that is a top priority for the Council and Local Economic Partnership to see regenerated for employment purposes. Rapleys ongoing instruction involves providing wide ranging planning advice to CEG as to the best approach to bring forward the remainder of the site to reflect changing employment markets and ensure a fully developed and operational asset. The planning permissions secured so far represent a good example of support for applications that procure much needed site regeneration and employment opportunities for local people.

Our solution

  • Front loading the process – for each development phase, early engagement with the Council (at Officer and Political levels) to ensure agreement to site development strategy revisions as a result of changing market demands – this means that the Council understands the nature/use and type of space that is to be delivered
  • Pre-application discussions with officers to agree principles and design parameters
  • Project managing the consultant team to ensure all elements of the project are delivered efficiently and to a high standard
  • Working with the case officer and consultees to address all issues prior to determination

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