Derwent Holdings Ltd
Liverpool City Council
Major City Gateway Regeneration
EDGE LANE CENTRAL
On behalf of Derwent Holdings Ltd, DPP secured full planning consent for a massive out-of-centre retail-led mixed use development along the Eastern Approaches (A580) into Liverpool City Centre.
The project involved regenerating land either side of a key route into Liverpool from the motorway network (M62) focused on the old Edge Lane Retail Park. Ultimately five separate but linked planning applications for a major new retail and leisure park (including 18,500m2 of new/replacement leisure units and 56,000m2 of new retail floorspace), replacement park and residential dwellings, expansion of existing hospital, and replacement employment floorspace were made. The replacement Cinema provided an additional 6,000m2 of floor space on the site in order to replace the existing 8 screen cinema with a more significant multiplex facility.
Researching consented, safeguarded and built out retail floorspace, all work and consultation associated with preparation of development framework, pre-application consultation, setting up and management of officer member groups, meetings with members and MP, consultation with community groups, preparation of application supporting information, making and negotiating on applications, presentation of proposals to CABE, presenting to planning committees and lobbying of Government Office North West and MP to ensure decisions on planning applications not called-in; and advice and services relating to S106 Agreement and imposition of conditions.
DPP worked hard to sell the benefits of the overall scheme at the outset and were able to use the benefits associated with the development to offset concerns relating to the main site’s out-of-centre location. DPP were able to negotiate consent for all applications without the intervention of the Secretary of State.