On behalf of Almscliffe Dhesi Developments, DPP has secured approval for the redevelopment of the derelict former Farringdon Hall Police Station and surrounding land off Durham Road in Sunderland.
The proposals will pave the way for a new £10million investment comprising a B&M Home and Garden, a Costa Coffee drive-thru, Greggs, a tanning shop and veterinary practice. The application was unanimously approved at planning committee and was praised for the positive impact it would have on revitalising the longstanding vacant site and creating jobs for the local area.
DPP undertook pre-application discussions with the LPA at an early stage in the design process to discuss the key considerations and agree the validation requirements for the application. The site is located out of centre meaning DPP liaised with the LPA and their retail consultant to agree the scope for the retail impact assessment and town centre sequential assessment early on in the application process. Throughout the determination, DPP liaised closely with the LPA and key consultees to resolve matters relating to highways and biodiversity net gain requirements.
Speaking about the project, Nicola Crowley, Principal Planner at DPP said:
We are delighted to secure approval for the proposals which will see the redevelopment of this longstanding vacant and derelict site to provide an enhanced retail offer for the local community as well as creating a number of new jobs.
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