DPP have secured planning permission for a new fire station at Valley Road, Shipley. The new station will be built on vacant brownfield land following the demolition of three apartment blocks, and was required as part of West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Services’ strategic reorganisation of the fire and rescue services in the Bradford area.
DPP guided proposals through pre-application discussions with Bradford Council planning and highway officers in order to develop a scheme that would deliver a vital public service building on a constrained site. DPP produced the planning statement and co-ordinated the design team to produce and submit the application package. The application was determined well within the set decision period as site constraints such as topography, highways and residential amenities were dealt with during pre-application discussions with the Council.
DPP secured planning permission within the client’s timescale and also advised the client regarding options to maximise the value of the two stations to be disposed. DPP are now producing a planning application for two residential schemes on these sites.
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