Pegasus Group has helped to negotiate hybrid planning permission on a complex site for 130 dwellings, a Lidl foodstore and flood management measures in Stroud.
The site was not allocated for housing and located within the Stroud Industrial Heritage Conservation Area.
The scheme involves demolition of 16,000sqm of existing buildings with most of the site in Flood Zones 2 and 3. It was necessary to undertake retail sequential testing as the retail element is located outside the town centre. Initially, Historic England objected to the original application, however a pre-Reserved Matters Design Code has been submitted for approval and Historic England are now supportive of the scheme.
The scheme blends contemporary and traditional architecture along with the conversion of existing buildings. The Environment Agency also backed the scheme as it takes the site and a significant number of neighbouring properties out of Flood Risk.
David Hutchison of Pegasus Group led on planning, supported by Gail Stoten (heritage) and Oliver Watkins (masterplanning). Alvin Lindley of Clearwater Properties led on the detailed design.