Planning application for
new secondary school in stotfold

Bidwells was instructed to obtain full planning application for a new school, Pix Brook Academy in Stotfold, comprising a 8,980 sq m main school building, 163 car parking spaces, 267 cycle parking spaces, bus/coach parking spaces, pick-up/ drop-off vehicle loop, sports hall, netball and tennis courts, football pitches, athletics track and games areas.

 What we did

  • Engaged with key stakeholders including at public exhibitions 

  • Undertook/led on pre-application discussions; 

  • Liaised with the project team to refine proposals prior to submission

  • Carried out a landscape visual assessment informing extent of soft landscaping proposals

  • Liaised with case officer and technical consultees 

  • Provided additional information and amendments to receive positive recommendation within a 12-week determination period 

  • Participated at planning committee in support of the scheme obtaining a resolution to grant planning permission 

  • Negotiated detail of planning conditions to enable early commencement of the enabling works for the construction of the school 

  • Worked to negotiate mitigation


  • Full Planning permission obtained within 14 weeks

  • Negotiated suitable wording of planning conditions to enable the phased construction of the school to ensure the programme enabled its delivery for the future school term 2020 to meet the present and future school needs


 Wilmott Dixon Pix Brook Academy - Planning Application

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