One of our long-standing client’s had acquired a dilapidated industrial site in Ealing for redevelopment. The site was located in the Old Oak Common Development Corporation area (OPDC), and designated as an industrial location of strategic importance to London.
The aim was to intensify the industrial use at this location, maximising the client’s asset through provision of a significant uplift in commercial floor space comprising a mix of uses.
As already trusted consultants to the client, we worked closely with the architect to devise a workable and practical planning proposal. We recommended a mix of B1/B2/B8 uses on site to provide flexibility to our client in marketing the units, which also mirrored OPDC’s strategy to protect and enhance industrial locations.
Following submission of the application, given the site characteristics, we were advised that the application would be considered by the Old Oak & Park Royal Corporation (ODPC) as opposed to the London Borough of Ealing.
Planning permission was granted by the OPDC following our negotiations on the application including a reduction in the number of pre-commencement conditions. We are now working with our client on implementation of the scheme.