On behalf of Almscliffe Dhesi Developments (Peterlee) Ltd, DPP has secured planning permission for the development of a vacant car showroom to provide a new neighbourhood-style centre on Passfield Way, Peterlee.
Designed by Ellis Healey Architects, the new mixed-use development will comprise the construction of four retail (Use Class E) units, alongside a Hot Food Takeaway Unit (Sui Generis) and a Tanning Salon (Sui Generis). The proposals will re-use the former car showroom building alongside the construction of a new terrace of units with associated parking and an EV charging station. DPP worked closely with the LPA to resolve matters relating to amenity, highways impact and retail impact.
The new development will deliver a neighbourhood centre style destination to serve the top-up shopping needs of local residents. DPP were required to prepare a Sequential Assessment to demonstrate there were no alternative available and suitable sites in Peterlee town centre to accommodate the development, and a Retail Impact Assessment to demonstrate no adverse impact on the vitality or viability of Shotton Local Centre.
Nicola Crowley, Principal Planner at DPP said
We are pleased to secure consent for the redevelopment of this longstanding vacant site to provide a new neighbourhood style centre to serve the local community.
Image: Almscliffe Dhesi Developments (Peterlee) Ltd