Iain
Hill

iain hill partner planning
Partner, Planning

Iain has over 17 years’ experience in the property industry.  He is fully versed and practiced in the principles of property development, with a particular expertise in planning.

Iain heads up the Norwich based Planning Team and specialises in the provision of strategic planning advice to inform both estate-wide and site-specific development projects.

A key component of his work is advice on the preparation of site wide masterplans to inform the phased redevelopment of sites. Iain has a track record of securing planning permission, both locally and nationally, for major development projects across all sectors.

Recent projects

Carrow Quay, Norwich

  • Planning permission secured (Outline and Reserved Matters) for a high density urban development, providing 250 residential units with ancillary uses.
  • The proposal is the largest high-density development in the country designed around the principles of Passivhaus.  Construction is due to start on the site in early 2018
  • The applications involved exclusive consultation with key stakeholders; including the general public.  As a result, the Reserved Matters application was determined within the 13-week statutory period.

 

Duke’s Wharf, Norwich
(Former Eastern Electricity Headquarters)

  • Planning permission secured for 154 residential units and commercial floorspace.
  • Due to a tight programme, the ability to identify the appropriate planning strategy and establish a positive working relationship with Norwich City Council Officers and Members was key to the success of the project.
  • Due to the site’s allocation in the Local Plan, the application was supported by evidence to demonstrate that there was no demand for employment purposes.

 

Thorpe Coombe Hospital, London

  • Planning advice provided to the NHS on the preparation of a masterplan to facilitate the phased redevelopment of a part vacant, part operational hospital for a mixed-use development, comprising an exemplar health centre and residential units.
  • Following completion of the masterplan, an application for the proposed development, which included the conversion of a Grade II listed building, was submitted and subsequently granted.  Construction is due to start on the site in early 2018.

 

Goodmayes Hospital, London

  • Preparation of Feasibility Study to explore the potential options for the future redevelopment of the site, including the planning strategy to deliver identified objectives in a timely and cost- effective manner.
  • Following completion of the initial work, representations were submitted to the Council to influence emerging planning policy, which resulted in the deallocation of the site from the Green Belt. Pre-application discussions have been held with the Council and a planning application for approximately 250 residential units is being prepared.
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