2015 has been a busy and successful year for DPP.
From urban extensions to new schools, DPP has worked on a diverse range of projects across the UK, delivering planning consents, in some instances against all the odds. We have continued to deliver results for longstanding clients as well as developing new relationships. This year our schemes have won awards and our planning expertise recognised by the industry. 2015 has been a great year for DPP and we look forward to what 2016 will bring.
Here are some of our highlights from the year:
LAMBETH COLLEGE, BRIXTON HILL In November DPP secured planning on behalf of the Education Funding Agency for a new campus in Brixton Hill. The scheme will replace a set of 1950s and 60s buildings and create new facilities for Lambeth College, Trinity Academy and South Bank Engineering University Technical College (UTC). This project follows a number of education projects DPP has delivered in 2015 for the EFA and the Priority Schools Building Programme.
THE STADIUM FOR CORNWALL, TRURO In July DPP helped secure consent for a major mixed use urban extension in Truro that included a 120,000 sq. ft. district centre, 130 residential units, sports pitches and a community building. DPP succeeded in arguing that the proposals represented ‘enabling development’ on the basis that it funded the 10,000 capacity Stadium for Cornwall, which will become the home of the Cornish Pirates Rugby Club. A once in a lifetime proposal with huge community benefit, which DPP was delighted to be involved in.
MILBURNGATE, DURHAM In 2015 DPP were instructed as planning consultants following the sale of Milburngate House. Building on the success of the Freemans Reach development, Milburngate demonstrates the continued investment and commitment from Carillion, Durham-based property developer Arlington and Richardsons Development Partnership.
Milburngate is set to become the North of England’s most significant waterside regeneration project and a vibrant, high quality, mixed use destination in the centre of Durham City. The development advances the regeneration of Durham City’s Northern Quarter district and will offer unrivalled views across the city to the World Heritage site.
SALFORD CENTRAL, SALFORD For over a decade DPP has acted as planning advisors to the English Cities Fund on the Salford Central project, progressing the 17 hectare regeneration site in the heart of Salford from masterplan inception to delivery. In 2015 DPP has secured consent for a new 16-storey building for 135 apartment PRS scheme and an 11-storey 90 apartment scheme. DPP are now progressing a third 21-storey building in the exciting regeneration project.
FLEETWOOD FISH PARK/ENERGY FROM WASTE POWER PLANT In December, DPP secured resolution to grant permission for a state of the art ‘Fish Park’ having safeguarded a planning permission for an Energy from Waste Power Plant in Fleetwood. Acting on behalf of Reform Energy, this exciting and innovative project will accommodate the bulk of Fleetwood’s fish and sea food processing businesses, producing energy that will be fed into the local power network as the heat generated being utilised by the Fish Park.
DOMINO’S, NATIONWIDE In 2015 DPP has advised Domino’s on 50 sites across the UK with a 94% success rate for planning applications, making a hugely positive contribution towards Domino’s expansion plans.
DPP at EDUCATION ESTATES In November, Michelle Bath delivered the planning session at the Education Estates Conference in Manchester this November. Michelle’s well received presentation focused on DPP’s experience of successfully delivering school projects through the Priority Schools Building Programme (PSBP) and other funding programmes.
FLAXLEY ROAD, SELBY In November DPP secured unanimous approval for 202 new houses on greenfield land on behalf of Hallam Land Management. Despite being located beyond the settlement boundary, DPP successfully demonstrated that the Council did not have a five year housing land supply as well as overcoming flooding and heritage concerns.