The Project

We were appointed by Homes England (previously the Homes and Communities Agency) to prepare and submit an outline planning application for up to 62 homes, including 50% Starter Homes, at The Maltings in Penwortham, Preston. This represented the first Starter Homes planning application to be submitted by Homes England in the North West region.

Our Solutions

Following the Site’s acquisition, we co-ordinated the preparation and submission of the planning application to South Ribble Borough Council.

Ensuring that the submission was robust and commercially viable throughout, we appointed and co-ordinated the sub-consultant team and closely managed all technical inputs. We undertook a public consultation exercise in advance of the application being submitted and liaised directly with local ward members and Penwortham Town Council.

We also advised on the Heads of Terms and content of the Section 106 agreement, as well as the tender for the disposal of the Site.

The Outcome

No objections were submitted in relation to the proposals and South Ribble Borough Council’s Planning Committee unanimously supported the Officer’s recommendation to grant planning permission. Construction is now complete.