St Peter’s Place
ECE Planning are delighted to announce that planning permission for 18 new apartments in Lancing has been granted.
The existing site consists of St Peter’s Place building, a 3-storey apartment block, as well as several garages and an area used as a car service yard. Proposals are to retain the flat block and to replace the service yard and garages with much needed high-quality residential units.
The scheme sits comfortably on the challenging site, which is adjoined by an industrial development to the East, Western Road to the west and a main line railway to the north.
The design approach responds by placing ancillary accommodation such as corridors and WCs to the east, acting as an acoustic barrier between the industrial site and the proposed dwellings. This creates an inward facing built form with bedrooms and living spaces on the inside, looking over the attractive central courtyard.
The proposed redevelopment of the site to residential was considered to be acceptable and the loss of a small amount of employment was not considered to be a significant loss. It was also demonstrated that the proposed residential use would represent a conforming use to neighbouring properties and would be ideal for this location by removing a harmful and discordant commercial use.
Further to the above, it was demonstrated that the proposals would represent a valuable contribution towards the District’s housing need and would represent a significant public benefit in to meeting the District’s crucial affordable housing needs by providing 30% affordable housing.
Terry Brightmore, Terra Firma 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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
Sammi Charad, Development Manager, Shaptor Capital
‘ECE excelled in providing clear advice in our recent planning appeal and other successful projects. We are very happy with the advice and service we have received from Huw and Ben.’
Alan Goldberg, CSN Homes
‘Huw and Karen at ECE have been fundamental in delivering some challenging brownfield sites on our behalf. They have provided clear professional advice ,without delay and we look forward to working with them again.’
Clive Lawrence, Senior Design Manager, Kier
“ECE have worked with Kier to deliver a number of projects, often on challenging sites. Huw and Karen have provided clear professional advice and worked proactively on each of our projects. We have forged a good working relationship and we look forward to working with ECE again.’
Sam Wiggins, Oceanview Developments Ltd
“ECE Planning were instrumental in getting our Reserved Matters and associated conditions applications positively determined under very challenging circumstances. We’ve been thoroughly impressed.”