Sweeping success with retrospective approval

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Planning & Design Practice are pleased that retrospective planning approval has been granted for the installation of flues and chimneys on an industrial unit in Derby’s Pride Park. The unit in question is occupied by our client, who provide a comprehensive range of analytical services for the pharmaceutical industry. The flues are needed to exhaust gas out from sterility isolators, used to in the testing of pharmaceutical products.

Thankfully the flues in question blended in well with the existing nature of the industrial unit and the surrounding area of Derby’s Pride Park, making the retrospective application a straightforward one.

Members of the Planning & Design Practice team visited the industrial unit in order to gain a greater understanding of the project, and the surrounding area. While on the site visit, they carried out a measured survey of the elevations of the building amongst a range of things. This enabled the architectural design team to later create technical drawings using a CAD based software to show the scale and location of the flues and chimneys on the industrial unit. These then helped to inform and shape the application that was then sent to the planners at Derby City Council.

This project highlights the benefit of a multi-disciplinary practice, with seamless communication between both architects and planners, ensuring projects receive the highest level of quality and expertise. For this client, it meant that there was no need to outsource parts of the project, which can make projects harder to follow for those directly involved or other stakeholders.

On top of this success, it was a personal triumphant for two of Planning & Design Practice’s newest additions. This retrospective approval was Matthew Kempster and Shaun Hyde’s first application and subsequently first approval since joining the team in late 2021. The first of many, we’re sure!

Planning & Design Practice have a wealth of experience in designing and securing planning permission for commercial projects. We have the required skills to design both small- and large-scale schemes in-house and tailor the design to our 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. For a no obligation consultation to discuss your project or property please get in touch on 01332 347371 or at enquiries@planningdesign.co.uk.

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