Recent Project Examples


Educational Project
Central Nottingham

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In 2018 approval was secured for the £60m. 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. (17/02664/PFUL3).

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Care Village
Rugby

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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.
(R16/2333).

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Hybrid application for 8 storey
scheme of 310 flats & 11,000
sq. ft. of commercial floorspace
Nottingham

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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. (16/02524P/OUT).

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Industrial units in Sutton
Bonington, Rushcliffe Borough
Nottingham
Green Belt

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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 openess of the Green Belt, highway impact
and the interaction with the railway, all of which were overcome by
negotiation with the local planning authority. (17/00913/FUL).

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Commercial Scheme in Countryside
Blaby District Council

Working with local architects The Martin Design Partnership,
we achieved a 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.

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Husbands Bosworth
Harborough

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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Residential and Employment
Sustainable Urban Extension
Norwich

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 (application number
200908866).

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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, annotated as Site GT21 in the
below link. It also now includes offsite open space located to the north.

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Green Belt Housing Approval
Little Eaton, Derbyshire

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 Members who voted unanimously to
approve the scheme in October 2013. Construction is hoped
to commence in late 2014.

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Urban Regeneration Project,
Exploration Drive
Leicester

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Landmark Planning are involved with securing permission for the
first phase of the planned Science and Technology Park. Ten 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 propsoals. Submitted in October 2011,
planning permission with a S106 agreement was secured in
October 2012.

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Allerton Trust
Loddington

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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 in November
2012.

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.

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Loughborough University
East Park Campus Master Plan
Loughborough

Loughborough University

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.

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Urban Design Analysis,
Charles Street
Leicester

Charles Street

This 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.

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Hindu Temple
Leicester

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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.

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Poundstretcher
Cardiff

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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. Landmark 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.


KFC, Thurmaston Lane
Leicester

KFC logo

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's
presentation convinced members to reverse the officer's
recommendation and approve the scheme.

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