Trio of successes for PDP clients

PDP_Trio of Successes

A trinity of Planning & Design Practice’s clients – Wildhive, Chevin Homes and Morley Hayes – are celebrating following recent awards successes.

Derbyshire hotel Callow Hall has been crowned the UK’s best place to stay by Sunday Times.

The first venture for Wildhive, a new boutique hospitality brand, the hotel is nestled in 35 acres of gardens, wild meadow and woodland. A Grade II listed Victorian country house that is perfectly situated at the gateway to the Peak District, the hotel has 15 individually designed bedrooms in the main house, two treehouses and 11 woodland Hives.

Since 2018 we have been commissioned by Wildhive to provide planning consultancy services on a number of exciting proposals for Callow Hall including the woodland Hives, a modern garden room extension; conversion of the coach house to a wellbeing centre and internal and external alterations to reconfigure and sympathetically modernise the main Callow Hall building.

Securing planning permission for the woodland Hives was particularly challenging as it is designated as ancient woodland, which gives it a very high degree of protection. As such, we had to ensure that any development did not harm the integrity or unique character of the woodland.

The application was initially hit by stiff opposition from a number of key consultees. However, we were always confident that the heritage concerns could be offset by the economic benefits of the proposal, which include attracting 8,175 overnight visitors per annum, and generating more than £1m in visitor expenditure across a range of sectors in the local economy.

At Chase Farm, having secured planning permission for the site in 2018 for Chevin Homes we’re delighted that their development has won ‘Residential Development of the Year’ at the East Midlands Business Link ‘Brick Awards’ 2021.

Chase Farm is a bespoke courtyard development of just eight truly unique homes situated on the edge of the Peak District at Ambergate, Derbyshire within the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site and was completed earlier this year.

This project was an exciting one for us to work on as it comprised of the redevelopment of a brownfield site with a derelict social club and carpark, two 19th century cottages and an agricultural barn. The whole site had been neglected for the last few years and the buildings were rapidly degrading.

PDP achieved full planning permission for 1 new detached dwelling on the footprint of the old social club, a terrace of 3 new dwellings, the restoration of the two cottages and the conversion of the barn to a dwelling.

And last but by no means least, our client Morley Hayes carried away two awards at the 13th Derby Food and Drink Awards, which took place on Monday 18 October. As well as being awarded the prestigious title of Overall Winner, the venue’s Roosters Bar and Restaurant was also successful in the Most Family Friendly category. A great double success for Morley Hayes, which is also celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.

Planning & Design Practice would like to offer sincere congratulations to all three companies on this well-deserved recognition.

Planning & Design Practice have a wealth of experience in designing and securing planning permission for commercial projects. For expert advice and a no- obligation consultation to discuss your own business, please get in touch.

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