Pegasus Group assisted Gage Properties with multi-disciplinary services to achieve planning permission for 9 dwellings on a high profile riverside site in Taplow, within the Green Belt, Conservation Area and Flood Zone 3.
Following a previous refusal of permission by another developer, we were instructed to provide a planning strategy to overcome the challenging constraints on the site and develop a high quality development fitting for its location. Pre application advice was sought from the Council and key aspects of consideration were the proposal’s impacts on the non designated heritage assets, the openness of the Green Belt and flood risk. A public consultation event was held with stakeholders of the local community and feedback from this, which was largely positive, was considered alongside that from the Council to inform later stages of the development.
The success of the full planning application was based on successfully working with Planning Officers to negotiate a solution that overcame the Green Belt and heritage constraints of the site. Pegasus Group’s heritage team negotiated a strategy that achieved retention and adaption of the more important buildings at the site including The Old Boathouse, allowing demolition of less valuable buildings to achieve the building of new bespoke riverside homes. Our planning team facilitated negotiations and ensured solutions reached balanced the developers needs with constraints relating to heritage, green belt, protected species and flood risk.
The successful permission was supported by input from Pegasus Group’s Planning, Heritage, Landscape and Archaeology teams and therefore is an excellent showcase of a multi-disciplinary approach unlocking a complex and constrained site to achieve a high-quality outcome.
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