2017 - 2018 Update
Post date: 03-Apr-2018 16:15:46
2017 was an extremely busy year, with successful developments going through planning for a number of clients right along the M4 through to London, Southampton and up in to the Midlands (for our larger retained clients). Our work varied from Strategic Land Reviews for a national UK charity, advising on strategic land options and disposal matters, planning submissions for bespoke major and minor housing developments (private and commercial developers), review of legal planning documents (S106 and Unilateral Undertakings), through to presenting land for development as part of the candidate site process in Wales.
Some of our planning applications included, new dwellings, commercial buildings, Change of Use for a Care Home, the development of a Glamping site to extend hotel accommodation, flat conversions, barn conversions and general house extensions. On many of the schemes we were not just acting as planning consultants but also as designers to bring forward sites through the planning and pre-construction process.
Phase one of one of our major sites in Lawrenny, seeing the relocation and redevelopment of an organic dairy, was also presented to Pembrokeshire National Park. The planning application received unanimous planning approval from the National Park planning committee in early November. A select few images are provided below from in house plans. The redevelopment of the former farm site - for a mixed-use housing scheme with biomass district heating system - is currently being finalised and due for submission shortly.
At the end of 2017, Wayne Reynolds also joined the Dyfed branch committee of the Country Landowners Association to seek to input into emerging policy and discourse at a national level, to promote development and land management in Wales. As part of this role, Wayne presented at a national Housing debate to discuss rural housing policy in Wales, as well as reflect on how wider urban complexities of development need to be taken into account in terms of infrastructure planning and provision.
2018 is shaping up to be a busy year with numerous planning applications underway as well as candidate site submissions in progress as part of the Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire Development plan reviews. NB Don't miss the closing dates at the end of May and mid June! For more information please contact Wayne Reynolds on 01994 220667 or 07855 646586.