Five’s alive at Glapwell


Planning & Design Practice are pleased to announce the granting of outline permission for 5 dormer bungalows at land to the rear of 65 The Hill, Glapwell, Derbyshire.

The site is wholly located within the development envelope for Glapwell, situated behind properties fronting onto The Hill. Prior to the application, we submitted pre-application enquiries to both the Derbyshire County Council Highway Authority, and Bolsover District Council, to assess the suitability of the site. The results of these pre-application enquiries helped inform the next steps for the outline application.

The proposal was designed to be sympathetic to the local character and appearance of the area, and so that the low height of the bungalows would not cause any significant impacts on the amenity of future or existing neighbouring residents. Significant trees and hedges were protected on site, with the trees along the southern boundary of the site acting as screening to/from the countryside.

After submission of the outline application, conversation with the Council and statutory consultees resulted in further information needing to be submitted. This included a topographical survey and Slope Stability Report due to historical landslides in the area. The submitted reports, coupled with the other information submitted with the application, were found to be sufficient, resulting in an approval from the Council.

Backland development can sometimes be quite contentious applications, however, at PDP we work closely with the Council and other stakeholders to ensure a successful outcome for all parties.

We work with developers of all sizes, from small companies working on one property at a time to large housebuilders and commercial organisations where multi-million pound schemes are the norm.

Since being founded in 2002, we have established a strong reputation for providing honest and sound commercial advice, skilled presentation, advocacy and negotiation.

Our core planning and architectural expertise is supported by specialists in Heritage and Urban Design. We always think innovatively and a collaborative approach is at the heart of what we do.

For more information, or to discuss your proposals please contact us at or phone 01332 347371.

Emily Anderson, Planner, Planning & Design Practice Ltd

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