Following a recommendation from another client, Fauji Properties appointed us to achieve permission for a new residential development on the site of the former Newbury Park Synagogue and, former Lawn Tennis Club in the London Borough of Redbridge.
Once we had carried out a full review of the pre-application advice received from the Council, it became apparent that the proposed development had significant planning issues that needed resolving.
To achieve this, we put forward a strong planning argument for the loss of the synagogue on site, in addition to referencing the pre-application responses given by the Council. We also successfully obtained prior approval to demolish the existing building. With regards to the former Lawn Tennis Club, evidence was submitted to demonstrate that the tennis courts were last in use in 2007 and therefore remained derelict for a decade. As such, the justification for the loss of both the synagogue and tennis club, in place of residential development, would be acceptable.
Our detailed planning application was submitted along with supporting information including; Viability Assessment, Contaminated Land Assessment and Transport Statement. Following design amendments and negotiations on affordable housing, the application was unanimously approved by the Redbridge Planning Committee in September 2018.
- A comprehensive and complicated submission that could only be achieved by planning experts.
- A Comprehensive planning, design and access statement produced.
- Design amendments to the scheme with no loss of residential units or floorspace.
- Negotiated reduced affordable housing contribution.
- Reduction in number of pre-commencement conditions.
“Planning Insight have been instrumental in securing planning permission for our development in Newbury Park. They devised innovative strategies to reduce the planning risk on the project and worked tirelessly in negotiating the section 106 contributions. I will be using Planning Insight on all our projects going forward”