Chailey Heritage School
ECE Planning Managing Director Chris Barker provided expert planning advice on behalf of the Chailey Heritage Foundation in support of the change of use and alterations to the Grade II Listed former Work House. The rejuvenated building would provide accommodation for a Day Centre, supporting young adults with profound physical difficulties.
Working within the restrictions of a Grade II Listed Building, Chris secured planning permission for the change of use and alterations to the building which, prior to the amendments, was identifed on the Council’s ‘Buildings at Risk Register’.
Due to the extent of the changes sought, including signifcant extensions and remodelling of interior spaces, Chris provided a detailed analysis of the value of the heritage asset and, the potential impact of the proposals on the setting, character and visual amenity of the Listed Building.
The new building was opened by HRH Duchess of Cornwall and HRH Duchess of Gloucester on 5 June 2013.
Chailey Heritage School
Lewes District Council
Beacon Heights won the following awards:
Matt Heath, Director Dawson - Heath Property Ltd
“Once again an excellent service from the Planning team at ECE. Good value, great attitude to work, proactive and easy to get along with.”
Ben Cheal, Managing Director - Roffey Homes Ltd
“ECE Planning have provided a friendly, yet highly professional service, displaying both their detailed planning knowledge and strategy on many occasions. Chris, Sam and Karen have been consistently excellent on managing the planning aspects of all projects we have worked with them on, and would hope to continue that relationship beyond the current live and recently completed projects.”
Tim Hague, Director of Property & Development Shoreham Port
“Sam and the team at ECE Planning have successfully steered three complicated commercial schemes through the planning system on behalf of the Shoreham Port Authority. We have been impressed by the professionalism, efficiency and dedication to progress our projects through the planning system under challenging timeframes. We are absolutely delighted with the results.”
Darren Jacob, Managing Director, ValidusLM
“ECE Planning have always worked pro-actively to address challenging planning matters, solving problems as they come up on this complex site. Chris and Sam managed the intricate submission and relationship with the client and key stakeholders with a dynamic and always positive ‘can-do’ attitude. I look forward to working further together.”
Tim Warren, Planning and Land Manager, Jenner Group
“We have worked closely with ECE for a number of years and continue to build on an excellent working relationship with them based on true collaborative working and trust. ECE have undertaken feasibility work, planning advice, planning submission and working drawings for us on a number of projects and we have always found them to work to a high quality and professional in their approach. We will continue to enjoy working with them on future projects as our experience with them has always been very positive.”
Terry Brightmore, Director, TerraFirma Designs
“Once again an excellent service from the team at ECE. They were able to interpret our design brief and work around the site constraints and were also able to increase the scale of the scheme from 16 to 24 units, increasing the value of the project and taking leadership of the planning process.”