FOR thrive homes
Bidwells was instructed to obtain planning permission for the demolition of two existing residential blocks and replacing them with 43 apartments and a single detached dwelling in Summerhouse Way, Abbotts Langley, for Thrive Homes. The development doubles the existing number of dwellings on the site.
What we did
Provided planning advice to support the planning application following a negative pre-application response to refine the development proposals prior to submission of the application
Supported the application with a detailed planning statement to overcome policy objections and demonstrated the case to support the development
Engaged with the local authority case officer at the early stage of the planning application to overcome councillor concerns and assist the process to a positive recommendation
Negotiated conditions to ensure the proposals was implementable for the client
The application was approved at the first attempt and Bidwells managed to win over support from local councillors whom were originally strongly opposed to the proposals
Development of a positive relationship with the Three Rivers Case Officers and a detailed understanding of how matters are progressed at Three Rivers
Through more recent work with Three Rivers District Council, Bidwells has established a positive relationship with the senior management at the Local Authority.