Carillion and Arlington Spennymoor Trust

Local Authority

Durham County Council

Project Description

High Profile Masterplan Regeneration



Durham Gate, Spennymoor

On behalf of Carillion and Arlington Spennymoor Trust DPP secured planning permission for a high profile regeneration scheme with a major industrial focus. The project involved the development of a business park of regional significance in Spennymoor, County Durham on the Black and Decker Site in the town. The site is located within the South East Durham Growth Point Area. The scheme comprises 440,000ft² of office space, 376 residential units and ancillary leisure facilities to service the development including a hotel/pub, restaurants and retail units. Major infrastructure works in and around the site will also be provided at an estimated cost of £7.2 million. The scheme will be phased over a 10-15 year period at an overall projected cost of some £200 million.

DPP provided strategic advice and the preparation, coordination and submission of a detailed outline planning application. DPP have since discharged all associated outline pre-commencement and pre-occupation conditions. DPP have also gained reserved matters approval for the construction of the Marstons Pub, Livin Office unit and also for several ‘self-build’ residential units, which are now occupied on the site. Planning advice and the preparation of Design and Access Statements has also been provided with regards to the reserved matters applications for two phases of the residential part of the scheme on behalf of Taylor Wimpey and Yuill Homes.

DPP provided detailed strategic advice to the project team and client in the creation of the Masterplan for the site, and coordinated and undertook consultation with the Local Planning Authority. DPP prepared and submitted the outline application for the 29-hectare site and gained approval after referral to Government Office North East in the April 2009. DPP maintain a strategic advisory role as the scheme continues to move forward.

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