Project examples

Project title

City Hub

Client

Nottingham College

Location

Central Nottingham

Application number

17/02664/PFUL3

Overview

In 2018 approval was secured for the £60 million Educational Hub for Nottingham College on land to the east of the Broadmarsh Shopping Centre. This is a critical project for the Nottingham economy. It was a very complex proposal with a very wide range of issues, particularly heritage. Consent was secured exactly to budget and a very tight timetable.

City Hub Nottingham front photo. Shows the triangular building design in the evening with students walking around the front

Main entrance.

City Hub Nottingham looking north photo. Shows the buildings with road in front and the city behind

Looking north.

City Hub Nottingham looking south photo. Shows students walking in front of the new building on a sunny day

Looking south.

Project title

Desborough Housing

Client

Co-op & HBH Developments

Location

Desborough, Kettering

Application number

KET/2017/1019

Overview

In March 2019 Landmark Planning secured approval for 135 dwellings on the edge of the town of Desborough. The development, which was partly within the designated countryside, was unanimously approved by the planning committee.

Illustrated technical masterplan for the Desborough housing site. Shows street layouts and designs, as well as green area designs

Masterplan.

Project title

Airfield Farm

Client

Taylor Wimpey

Location

Market Harborough

Application number

18/01023/REM

Overview

In November 2018 planning permission was achieved for 479 dwellings for Taylor Wimpey at Wellington Place, Market Harborough. Approval was achieved in advance of the programme and represented the largest ever investment by their East Midlands Unit.

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Street scene.

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Masterplan.

On-site photo of the team in hard hats and high visibility jackets with diggers in the background

Development team.

Project title

Myton Green

Client

Avant Homes

Location

Warwick

Application number

W/15/0981

Overview

In 2018, Landmark Planning assisted Avant Homes to secure reserved matters approval for 200 new homes on the Myton Green SUE on the edge of Warwick. Approval was achieved within 13 weeks of submission.

Plan technical illustration showing the details for the site

Proposed site layout.

Client

Inwoods House Care Village

Client

Hillbase Ltd

Location

Rugby

Application number

R16/2333

Overview

In 2018 consent was achieved from Rugby Borough Council for a care village outside the settlement limits of the town. The scheme comprises a 60 bed dementia unit, 40 apartments and 11 bungalows.

Technical illustration showing the plan and details for the site

Proposed site layout.

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Artist impression.

Project title

Avitas Buildings

Client

Hodder & Partners

Location

Nottingham

Application number

16/02524/POUT

Overview

Hybrid application for 8 storey scheme of 310 flats and 11,000 square foot of commercial floorspace.

Working with Hodder & Partners (Stirling Prize winners) planning permission was won in 2018 on a very difficult sloping site in inner Nottingham on Alfreton Road.

Final photo of the floorspace. Sunny day showing the new building featuring a square inset window design, with people walking around

Artist impression.

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Ground floor plan.

Project title

Industrial Units, Green Belt

Client

Private individuals

Location

Sutton Bonington

Application number

17/00913/FUL

Overview

In November 2017, Landmark Planning secured full planning permission for the erection of two industrial buildings and the change of use of existing offices/stores on a site adjacent to the railway on the edge at Sutton Bonington within the Nottingham Green Belt. The application raised issues over the openness of the Green Belt, highway impact and the interaction with the railway, all of which were overcome by negotiation with the local planning authority.

Computer rendering image of the 2 units, shows the 2 buildings in the green landscape

CAD images.

Project title

Hindu Temple

Client

Not applicable

Location

Leicester

Application number

20071918

Overview

Consent was secured by Landmark Planning for the change of use and conversion/alteration of a former Industrial building in Leicester to a Hindu Community Centre. The works featured details typical of temple architecture found in northern India and has created a significant landmark building. The centre is primarily a place of worship but also provides opportunities for education and health guidance as well as a facility to take part in traditional forms of music, art and dance. At a cost of £4 million, funded by the local community, this building now forms a focal point for the area.

Photo of the front of the site before remodeling. Shows single storey triangular factory type buildings

Before remodeling.

Photo of the front of the site after remodeling. Shows the new Hindu Centre with various spires

After remodeling.

Project title

Out-of-centre Retail Unit

Client

Poundstretcher

Location

Cardiff

Application number

15/02912/MNR

Overview

On behalf of Poundstretcher, Landmark Planning varied a condition in January 2016 that had previously limited the sale of goods at an out-of-centre retail unit. We successfully demonstrated that a variation of condition to allow floorspace for food, toiletries and toys and would not affect the vitality and viability of Cardiff and would satisfy both the sequential and retail impact tests.

Poundstretcher logo. Red then fades to yellow with a pound sign on

Project title

Countryside Commercial Scheme

Client

Walter E Sturgess & Sons Ltd

Location

Stoney Stanton

Application number

15/0948/FUL

Overview

Working with local architects The Martin Design Partnership, we achieved planning permission for a new pre-delivery inspection building for Walter E Sturgess & Sons Ltd on a brownfield site in the countryside near Stoney Stanton. Despite a recommendation for refusal on the application from the council officers in November 2015, the Planning Committee unanimously backed the scheme recognizing its planning merits and importance to the economy.

Technical illustration with details about the elevations for the commercial scheme

Proposed elevations.

Project title

Housing Scheme and Medical Centre

Client

Davidsons Developments Ltd

Location

Husbands Bosworth

Application number

15/00176/OUT

Overview

In July 2015, Landmark Planning secured outline planning permission, subject to the signing of Section 106 agreement for 41 dwellings and a doctors’ surgery on a Greenfield site outside the village of Husbands Bosworth in Leicestershire. Working with the community and all the other stakeholders a solution was found where the developers would make a very substantial contribution and build a state of the art medical facility. The number of houses increased from 28 to 41. This achieved a win-win for everyone with no objections to the proposal.

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Masterplan.

Photo of the front of the centre on a sunny day. Also shows car parking spaces and bicycle racks

The Medical Centre.

Project title

Restaurant

Client

KFC

Location

Thurmaston Lane, Leicester

Application number

20140040

Overview

Landmark Planning successfully secured planning permission in July 2014 at Planning Committee for a KFC restaurant on a former derelict employment site in Leicester. Landmark Planning overcame significant opposition from Tesco who claimed their own site was a sequentially preferable location. Landmark Planning’s presentation convinced members to reverse the officer’s recommendation and approve the scheme.

Technical line drawing illustration showing various measurements and details of the new KFC restaurant

Elevations.

Project title

Norwich Sustainable Urban Extension

Client

Lothbury Property Trust

Location

Norwich

Application number

20090886

Overview

Landmark Planning are the planning consultants promoting land east of Norwich for a mixed use sustainable urban extension. This includes 600 homes, a major business park, retailing and a new rail halt on behalf of Lothbury Property Trust Company Ltd. Broadland District Council granted planning permission on 28 June 2013.

Since securing the approval we have succeeded in achieving a further 300 plus dwellings on a nearby site in the Growth Triangle Area Action Plan (GT AAP) not originally allocated. This agreement was secured at the public inquiry into the Action Plan. It also now includes offsite open space located to the north.

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Sustainable movement and environment plan.

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Local plan allocation.

Project title

New Home, Green Belt

Client

Derrick Latham

Location

Little Eaton, Derbyshire

Application number

ERE/0813/0054

Overview

Securing planning permission for new houses in the countryside, particularly in the Green Belt, is notoriously difficult exercise. The justification is based upon para 55. of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). The dwelling has to be truly outstanding or innovative; reflecting the highest standards of architecture; significantly enhance its immediate setting; and be sensitive to the defining characteristics of the local area.

Working with the council officers, Landmark Planning presented a planning application to Erewash Members who voted unanimously to approve the scheme in October 2013.

Artists illustration impression of the final building. Shows a building to the right with various stone walls on the left

Final rendering.

Artists illustration impression of the final building showing the whole site front a birds eye view. Shows 2 buildings and a large tree

Site overview drawing.

Project title

Science and Technology Park

Client

Sowden Developments

Location

Exploration Drive, Leicester

Application number

20111711

Overview

Landmark Planning are involved with securing permission for the first phase of the planned Science and Technology Park. 10 years in the pipeline, the current proposal is for the joint construction of a supermarket to fund the first phase of the Science and Technology Park. A new pedestrian and cycle bridge across the River Soar is also incorporated into the proposals. Planning permission with a S106 agreement was secured.

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Masterplan.

Final photo of the front of the science and technology park. Shows the modern building with a road in front and people walking on grass outside the building

Business centre.

Project title

Allerton Trust Visitors Centre

Client

Allerton Trust

Location

Loddington

Application number

08/01222/FUL

Overview

The Allerton Trust is a bio-diversity charity with a centre in Loddington, Leicestershire. The latest project was for a visitor centre which won the Procon Sustainable Development of the Year Award. Landmark Planning were the planning consultant for this scheme which incorporated external walls clad with straw bales and sheeps wool for roof insulation. Solar PV panels on the roof generate electricity, rainwater harvesting; and, a wood chip biomass boiler secure a very energy efficient building.

Photo of the centre showing breeze blocks and a constructor fitting in hay on scaffolding

Under construction.

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Completed centre.

Project title

Loughborough University East Park Campus

Client

Loughborough University

Location

Loughborough

Overview

This masterplan sets out the proposals for the redevelopment of the university’s East Park Campus. The intention is to transform the efficiency of the layout and create a distinct sense of place, currently lacking through the ad hoc growth of the campus over many years. The masterplan is currently being incorporated into the new statutory Local Development Framework in association with Charnwood Borough Council.

Colourful illustration showing the various areas and aspects of the campus

Zoning of the campus.

Colourful illustration showing the various buildings of the site

Proposed layout.

Project title

Charles Street Urban Design Analysis

Client

West London Properties

Location

Leicester

Overview

This 10 page urban design statement proposes a mixed use development. It examines the relationship between the scale and height of the proposed development and the character and setting of Charles Street, the conservation area and the adjacent listed building; the proposed relationship with surrounding buildings; the street fenestration alignment; and, the impact of the development on the site’s courtyard in terms of sunlight.

Image of the front cover showing Charles Street with various city buildings and apartments

Urban design analysis.

Image of page 3 of the statement with paragraphs and a technical drawing in the middle showing various details of the street and buildings

Contextual analysis, page 3