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Tuesday
Jan272015

Secretary of State Dismisses Fleet Marston, Aylesbury Scheme

Unfortunately our appeal (cojoined with a number of other development proposals around Aylesbury) against Aylesbury Vale District Council’s refusal of our outline application for up to 2,745 dwellings and 350,000 sq ft of commercial floorspace was refused by the Secretary of State by letter dated 26th January 2015. The primary reasons related to landscape, heritage setting and transport grounds.

We are obviously very disappointed with this outcome and are considering the implications of the decision for our current development proposals for the site. We remain committed to Fleet Marston as a sustainable development option, and believe that it is well placed to accommodate part of Aylesbury’s substantial future growth requirements. We will therefore continue to promote the merits of the site, and will probably be pursuing a development allocation through the Vale of Aylesbury Plan process.

Monday
Mar102014

Challenge Dismissed at Catch Yard Farm, Silverstone 

Barwood Land are pleased to announce that South Northamptonshire Council’s challenge against the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government’s decision of 24th July 2013 to grant outline planning permission for our Catch Yard Farm scheme in Silverstone has today been dismissed.

Catch Yard Farm will create a distinctive, integrated and sustainable addition to Silverstone that will provide high quality residential development that reflects the historic character and landscape setting of the village.

It will comprise 220 new homes (including affordable homes); the creation of public squares, play areas, greens and spaces, together with improved public access to the area and associated ecological enhancements; allotments and community orchards; areas for floodwater retention and water attenuation; improved public transport, pedestrian and cycle routes connecting to the village centre and employment opportunities at Silverstone Circuit; landscaped noise bunding and woodland planting.

Barwood Land look forward to working with South Northamptonshire Council, Silverstone Parish Council and local residents going forward.

Monday
Jan132014

Planning Application Submitted at Bodelwyddan, Denbighshire 

Barwood Land has recently submitted an outline planning application for our scheme in Bodelwyddan, Denbighshire.

Barwood Land’s application will deliver 1,715 dwellings (including affordable housing) in a range of house types, sizes, tenures and densities to reflect and respect the existing character of the Key Strategic Site and the town. New retail, commercial and community services to meet daily needs requirements will be provided. Provision will be made for a new primary school.

950,000 sq ft of employment floorspace will be created, providing flexibility in terms of use, size and tenure of units, delivering a statement location of the highest profile along the key strategic investment corridor of the A55 in North Wales, and together with St Asaph Business Park creating an employment hub of regional significance. The wide range of jobs created will also be enhanced through the delivery of a Care Home and associated close care apartments.

A new link between Junction 26 of the A55 and Sarn Road will be provided, together with improved public transport links. Significant areas of public open space will be created, with natural features (ponds, streams, ditches, hedgerows, trees) structuring the masterplan for the site, which together with their enhancement and retention will provide nature conservation and biodiversity enhancements for the wider area.

Allotments and community orchards will also be provided, with all elements of the masterplan linked by a network of footpaths and cycleways, providing greater public accessibility to and from the site for both new and existing residents, and providing significantly improved access to the surrounding countryside.

Full details of the application can be found on Denbighshire County Council’s website by CLICKING HERE» and searching under application reference number 40/2013/1585.

Thursday
Jul252013

Planning Permission Granted at Catch Yard Farm, Silverstone

Barwood Land are pleased to announce that outline planning permission has been granted for our Catch Yard Farm scheme in Silverstone, South Northamptonshire. Permission was granted by the Communities secretary Eric Pickles on 24th July 2013, following an earlier appeal inquiry in February.

Catch Yard Farm will create a distinctive, integrated and sustainable addition to Silverstone that will provide high quality residential development that reflects the historic character and landscape setting of the village.

It will comprise 220 new homes (including affordable homes); the creation of public squares, play areas, greens and spaces, together with improved public access to the area and associated ecological enhancements; allotments and community orchards; areas for floodwater retention and water attenuation; improved public transport, pedestrian and cycle routes connecting to the village centre and employment opportunities at Silverstone Circuit; landscaped noise bunding and woodland planting.

Barwood Land look forward to working with South Northamptonshire Council, Silverstone Parish Council and local residents going forward.

Tuesday
Dec112012

Planning Permission Granted at West End, Raunds

Barwood Land are pleased to announce that outline planning permission was granted for our West End scheme in Raunds, East Northamptonshire on 7th December 2012.

West End will provide a distinctive, integrated and sustainable gateway to Raunds that will deliver employment development and economic growth of precisely the kind sought by the Town side by side with new homes at this key gateway site, in a manner that contributes to the economic, social and environmental wellbeing of the Town.

It will comprise a mix of uses, including 18,581m2 of flexible (in terms of use, size and tenure) B1/B2/B8 employment floorspace; 230 new homes, including an appropriate proportion of affordable housing; the creation of public squares, play areas, greens and spaces, together with improved public access to the area; allotments and community orchards; and areas for floodwater retention and water attenuation. There will be major ecological benefits through improved management, retention and strengthening of existing significant hedgerows, and the creation of new wetlands. A permeable network of new connections will be provided, including the extension of bus routes, footpaths and cycleways, new vehicular accesses and associated road infrastructure; all reinforcing links and connectivity to Raunds Town Centre.

Together with our planning permission at Northdale End, we now have consent for 540 residential units; 220,000 sq ft of employment floorspace (B1/B2/B8); a 68 bed Care Home with 19 close care apartments; and up to 1,500 sq ft of community facilities.

Barwood Land look forward to working with East Northamptonshire Council and local residents going forward.