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Master Planning

Master Planning

Combining our technical, planning and market knowledge, the team takes a holistic approach to the planning promotion, master planning and delivery of sites for future development. The need to ensure strong commercial viability and high quality design as part of each development scheme, lies at the heart of everything we do.

Coupled with the inclusive consultations involving key stakeholder groups, we specialise in securing positive planning and technical outcomes that lead to new residential and commercial development opportunities.

Optimising Planning Consents

Optimising Planning Consents

Covering brownfield or greenfield land, development plan promotion or Section 73 applications and Section 78 appeals, the team is focused on securing the best possible outcome within the best time-frame.

Each new development site is reviewed against local constraints and opportunities in order to achieve a well-designed and sustainable development framework that will minimise risk during the planning process and is ultimately deliverable and has value in the market place.

Major Developments & Garden Villages (2)

Major Developments & Garden Villages

Given the scale and complexity of the majority of our sites which typically involves the creation of entirely new neighbourhoods, we seek to enshrine each of our new developments with the key principles of placemaking that underpin everything that we do. 

These principles naturally lend themselves to Garden Villages, a concept that we have championed in many of the large scale schemes that we have recently been involved in, some of which can be seen below. 

Woodford Garden Village

An exceptional and unique example of a modern garden village development in the heart of Cheshire.

Formerly known as Woodford Aerodrome, the site was acquired from BAE Systems in 2013 as one of the largest brownfield sites in the north of England (500 acres).

The site has a long history of aircraft manufacturing dating back to the 1920s, including the Lancaster Bomber, Vulcan Bomber and most recently the Nimrod reconnaissance plane.

This site was designated a Major Development Site (MDS) in the Greenbelt and was therefore restricted to development that would have no greater impact than the existing facility on the Greenbelt.

Harrow Estates produced a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) which reviewed the existing constraints and established defined parameters while also seeking to optimise the scale of development that would be acceptable in Greenbelt terms.  In doing so the goal was to create a modern-day garden village development, with 1000 homes, together with extra care provision, all embedded within large areas of public open space and landscaping. This was supported by the inclusion of key social infrastructure such as education, employment, retail and leisure facilities creating a new community reflecting the principles of the original garden city movement.

Planning permission was granted in January 2015.  Work commenced on the demolition and remediation works shortly thereafter.  

Woodford Garden Village (1)

Garden Villages