Consent for new highway infrastructure (EIA Development)
New build highways infrastructure to facilitate business park development.
Planning application including full Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for a new link road to and through Chellaston Business Park (now Infinity Park).
Various planning consents were secured for a new business park to the south of the Rolls Royce complex, Chellaston, Derby. Derby City Council required full planning permission for a new road link to secure ease of access for Rolls Royce and the wider business park to the A50 to the south. The delivery of funding for the road was predicated on delivery of the consent by a set date.
A full planning team was assembled to facilitate production of the application and the Environmental Statement (ES) working closely with officers at Derby City Council.
Ultimately, the planning application was granted consent ahead of schedule and the road is due to be opened to traffic imminently.
In addition, as a result of the ES involvement, a further ES was prepared to support a separate application for an Innovation Centre at Infinity Park. This is also due to be opened imminently.
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This was a great project to work on but one that came with a set of very specific challenges. Not only was there the site’s past, which everybody was determined had to be preserved, but there was also the fact that we had to create two family homes in what is actually quite a small space. We came up with a design that filled all Nik and Jon’s wishes, a brilliantly contemporary pair of properties that also pays tribute to the story of the site and, through the use of materials, to the bigger story of Sheffield’s industrial heritage.
The 80-metre dam, which once provided power for the corn mill, has also been cleaned and restored, providing a haven for kingfishers and other wildlife.