Location: Claverham, North Somerset
Pegasus Group has secured planning and listed building consent on behalf of Newland Homes for the residential redevelopment of its site in Claverham, North Somerset.
The site, north of Bishops Road, was formerly owned and operated by UTC Aerospace Systems, which specialises in the development, certification, manufacture and support of high integrity actuation equipment and systems for the aerospace market. The land was sold following the closure of the factory as part of the company’s rationalisation programme, providing an opportunity for brownfield redevelopment – something which was recognised and supported by the Claverham Neighbourhood Plan.
The scheme comprises 77 new houses, including the sympathetic conversion of the grade II listed Court de Wyck and Chapel, the setting of which was previously degraded by the factory works. The proposals also include landscaping and ecology corridors throughout the site, the restoration of the Court de Wyck gardens and the installation of a crossing point on Bishops Road.
The development was eligible for Vacant Building Credit (VBC) which incentivises development on previously developed land by offsetting affordable housing requirement for the development against the floorspace of the existing building; this was secured through extended negotiation with the North Somerset Council.
Kate Holden, Associate, from Pegasus Group’s Bristol office, said: “We are delighted to have secured consent on this unique brownfield site in the popular village of Claverham. The project team has worked hard to design a development which respects the sensitivity of the heritage assets on the site, meets the Council’s aspirations in terms of ecological mitigation and also secures wider benefits to the local community.”
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