Strategic Development Plan Allocation and Outline Planning Permission at Bishopton Lane
RPS secured a Strategic Development Plan Allocation and an Outline Planning Permission on behalf of Taylor Wimpey and Miller Homes Ltd for 500 dwellings to the North of Stratford on a 25-hectare greenfield site.
- Taylor Wimpey
- Miller Homes
Our team engaged extensively and gave evidence during all the stages of the Core Strategy Examination in 2015 and 2016. This included sessions relating to housing growth, spatial strategy, sustainability appraisal and competing sites. The result of the process led the Planning Inspector to declare the Plan unsound without an increased housing requirement, a greater concentration at Stratford, removal of other greenfield sites and the allocation via the modification process of the Bishopton Lane site for 500 dwellings. We successfully defended the site allocation during the re-convened Examination sessions in 2016.
Following the site’s allocation, we coordinated and acted as lead consultant for the preparation and submission in 2016 of a planning application for 500 dwellings and other uses on the site. The S106 was signed and planning permission issued in Spring 2017. We have subsequently gained reserved matters approval for the first phases of housing development.