SF Planning Consultants, working with PAPA Architects, helped our developer client secure consent on a brownfield site in Ilford, within the London Borough of Redbridge, for a new build scheme of 8 flats.
The site is an area of underutilised land next to a modern development of four storey flatted blocks, with associated landscaping and communal gardens, along with surface level parking constructed in the 1990s.
We assisted in overcoming an objection from the Environment Agency, alongside flood risk consultants, Jomas Associates, to ensure a suitably worded condition could be attached to the permission, to enable the scheme to be permitted.
The site is within close proximity to Ilford Station which will be on the new Crossrail route (to be known as the Elizabeth line), providing much improved connections to Central London and the West End, which has helped boost housing supply within the wider area. It was also felt that the proposed additional residential accommodation would boost housing supply in accordance with the principles of the NPPF and the London Plan.
Pre-application discussions were positive and additional supporting information and justification was provided as part of the process, including further design development.
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