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DPP’s Newcastle office has started 2022 with a bang, securing 4 significant planning consents in 2 weeks

Harrogate Hydro and Leisure Centre

DPP secured unanimous approval at planning committee, on behalf of Harrogate Borough Council, Alliance Leisure and ISG, for proposals to extend and refurbish the existing leisure centre in Harrogate. The two storey extension will provide a new reception and café area with a new fitness suite and improvements to the existing pool area, changing facilities and gym. Works are due to commence in April this year.

Shincliffe Holiday Accommodation

On behalf of Unbox, DPP secured consent at planning committee for 4 holiday lodges in the Green Belt in Shincliffe, County Durham against the officer’s recommendation. The concept is designed around improving, protecting and showcasing Durham’s best assets such that they can contribute positively to the wider community, tourism and the local economy. The holiday lodges will re-purpose shipping containers to provide highly-efficient units in a landscaped setting.

Ochre Yards – New Build Homes

DPP secured unanimous approval at planning committee, on behalf of Bellway Homes (North East), for the construction of 98no. 1-2 bed apartments with associated access, infrastructure, car parking, landscaping and open space on land, adjacent to the Ochre Yards residential development in Gateshead. This development will result in the re-use of a long vacant brownfield site and will contribute towards Gateshead Council’s housing supply.

Rothbury Co-op

DPP also secured consent at planning committee for the demolition of an existing convenience store and construction of a new retail foodstore to be occupied by Co-operative Food, on behalf of Sansec IH1 Ltd, in Rothbury, Northumberland. Working collaboratively with the Council, DPP and the project team overcame heritage and highways constraints to secure planning consent for this development. The development will result in a multitude of benefits for the local community and economy, including an improved retail offer, job creation and retention of the Post Office.

Commenting on the recent success, Jo Robison, Director of the Newcastle office, said:

We have had a busy start to 2022 and I am absolutely delighted for our clients that we have overcome many significant challenges to deliver their planning permissions

Images: Rothbury Co-op (GDL Architecture), Harrogate Hydro (GT3 Architects), Ochre Yards (Pegasus Group and Bellway Homes Ltd NE), Shincliffe Holiday Accommodation (Colour Urban Design Ltd)

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