As 2019 draws to a close, the professional Planning team at Ingleton Wood are reflecting on another hugely successful year of consents granted across East Anglia, London and the South-East.
During the year the team has achieved approvals cumulating in over 500 new homes and are already well under way with even more in the pipeline for 2020.
In the housing sector our Local Authority, NHS and Housing Association colleagues are working harder than ever to find new models for delivering a full spectrum of tenures.
We’re delighted to have supported clients with a great record of successful consents; with ongoing discussions on further projects where we can offer experience and guidance adding value at each stage of the work.
Away from the public sector housing world, we continue to work with existing and new private housing developers of all scales from individual homeowners to national developers again on increasingly larger scaled major urban regeneration projects.
Whilst residential development continues to be a core area for growth, this year has seen our planning consultancy grow rapidly in the education sector too, building on our historic solid track record.
Our work for education providers from small nursery schools to Higher Education clients has developed on an increasing level to both independent and state schools. These schemes are often focused around land disposal.
While the harvesting of underutilised land can be emotive, and involve technical process of justification with Sport England, they are key to unlocking precious land value which can the help to capitalise new development projects for the schools.
Our Planning team have the experience and expert knowledge to overcome these planning issues and have a proven methodology of approach.
This year also saw planning services added to Ingleton Wood’s expansive and successful defence sector offering. As part of our full defence turnkey solution, we received planning permission for a new development at RAF Alconbury. We have further exciting planning applications being considered next year with what we anticipate will be a major new sector.
In addition, we have worked with community groups, museums, libraries, parish councils, charities and commercial clients to provide a range of positive planning outcomes to facilitate their growth.
Looking to 2020 our major target is to swell the number of opportunities generated for our clients by focussing hard on land finding, strategic representations and using innovative technology to seek out strong development sites that we can bring to our preferred clients for mutual benefit.
We are excited about the year ahead and look forward to further building on our successes in existing and new sectors into 2020.
You can see our key planning decisions in 2019 shown on the map opposite.