Planning & Design Practice recently gained planning permission for the erection of three new industrial units at land to the rear of Brookfield Way, Brookfield Industrial Estate, located in Tansley.
Tansley has a number of employment generating premises operating within the village. The major employment site at Brookfield Industrial Estate is on the western edge of the village. The Industrial Estate consists of a collection of buildings put to a variety of industrial uses.
The application supported a local business of Indigo Furniture, who produce bespoke handcrafted furniture for sale at their showrooms in Matlock, Harrogate, Tunbridge Wells and via their e-commerce website. This application was made to facilitate the growth of the company, who were looking to expand their manufacturing facilities.
Outline planning permission was granted in 2011 for 3 industrial units on site with access agreed and all other matters reserved. The Reserved Matters was not submitted within the timescale (2014) and the permission lapsed.
Internally, the buildings have been designed to be open plan which will ensure the units are functional and flexible. The buildings also include a kitchen, toilets and an office area, which allows the employees to remain on site throughout the day.
The Council agreed that the proposal was acceptable when viewed within the context of the existing area (which is dominated by commercial uses), and its designation within the Local Plan indicating that the area has capacity to accommodate new development without detriment to its character and appearance.
If you are looking to develop land and buildings now is a good time. Pressure on the planning system has eased temporarily. Planning applications can be submitted and some planning officers have more time to focus on individual applications. Whilst we can offer un-accompanied site visits we cannot meet clients directly until the lock down is over. With many planning officers working from home, we have found that the processing of planning applications, is in some cases operating more efficiently and effectively.
We have a dedicated staff of architects and planners who can help you develop your ideas and we can deliver sound planning applications. If you have a question please don’t hesitate to get in touch on 01332 347371.