Independent Living,




Bidwells secured planning permission for the residential redevelopment of a former adult community learning centre in the Green Belt.  The scheme is for 60 bed Independent Living home and 14 private residential dwellings.


What we did

  • Provided strategic planning advice to the client and project team throughout the design phase up to the determination of the scheme at planning committee
  • Coordinated the application package
  • Prepared a full planning justification
  • Negotiated with consultees and the local planning authority throughout the process.



  • Unanimous committee resolution for the grant of planning permission
  • A scheme of exemplary design quality 
  • The design successfully accommodates the functional and access requirements of a local youth football team which uses the playing fields adjacent to the
  • development site
  • The benefits of the new Independent Living model of extra care housing can now be experienced in a new location within the county
  • The grant of consent for this development ensures maximum benefit is passed to the county’s residents and the public purse.


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