Planning permission drives site diversification

PDP_Site Diversification

Planning & Design Practice recently gained planning permission for the demolition of an existing office building and the construction of a replacement office building at the Derwent Works/ Alderwasley Mills site, Ambergate, which is accessed from Matlock Road, allowing for greater site diversification.

The former wire works site was originally developed around 1870 and was the major employer in the area for many years. The site was bought by Bridon in 1990 and wire-making ceased in 1996 when production was transferred to other sites in the UK.

In 2001 the complex, now known as Derwent Works, was bought by the local Litchfield Group who commenced use of the buildings for production of door and window products. These activities have now ceased and the owner would like to diversify the site. The site currently has a Whiskey and Gin distillery in operation, and an application for a car museum is ongoing.

The Car Museum application proposes the demolition of the office building. This outline application secured the site owners right to erect a replacement building.

The redevelopment of this brownfield site now allows for a replacement modern building designed to a high standard, bringing a vacant and rundown building into reuse, and so provide a substantial improvement in conditions whilst also retaining important local employment opportunities.

Planning & Design have a wealth of experience in designing and securing planning permission for commercial projects, including offices, car parking, leisure and tourism as well as retail.

We have the required skills to design both small and large scale schemes in-house and tailor the design to a client’s unique specifications.

If you are unsure of your site’s potential, we are also able to provide our professional opinion on the planning potential of your property at the outset.

We can support your development aspirations through the various stages of the planning process, including (but not limited to): feasibility studies, site promotion through the local plan, pre-applications, outline & full planning applications and appeals.

If you are looking to secure planning permission for a change of use on a property or business please call us on 07969 871264 . We provide a free half hour consultation and can help you make the right decision.

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