Lying adjacent to Southall town centre and bounded by the Grand Union Canal and the Great Western Railway, the 90-acre site has until now been dominated by an operational gas holder and airport parking, effectively creating a barrier between the town centre and the community south of the railway and Minet Country Park west of the canal. National Grid Property and its consultants including Salisbury Jones Planning have spent several years working with local stakeholders on a vision and strategy for the future of the former Southall Gas Works. The scheme has been designed to integrate fully Southhall’s core with its environs and stimulate development through the creation of new amenities and improved connections with the surrounding area.
This site represents the largest brown field regeneration opportunity in West London and an outline planning application incorporating an Environmental Statement and much other supporting information for the proposals was submitted in autumn 2008 to the London Boroughs of Ealing and Hillingdon.
National Grid Property’s proposed Master Plan for the former Southall Gas works seeks to transform the currently under used site into a vibrant, mixed use development which will also complement the existing facilities in Southall.These proposals would provide:
Up to 3,750 homes, including affordable housing
Civic and open spaces, including town squares, a central park, play areas and new access to the canal and Minet Country Park
Up to 14,200 sq m: high street shops to complement Southall’s existing retail
Up to 1,750 sq m: Restaurants
Up to 3,450 sq m: Primary school and nursery
Up to 2,550 sq m: Health centre
Sports pitches and sports pavillion
Up to 3,500 sq m: Offices/Studio Units
Up to 4,700 sq m: Cinema
Up to 12,650 sq m: Hotel with conference/banqueting facilities
Up to 5,850 sq m: Supermarket The above scheme was granted planning permission by The Mayor of London subject to the completion of a S106 Planning Obligation and appropriate Planning Conditions on 25 March 2010. The Planning Obligation was completed succesfully and the approval notice issued. Salisbury Jones Planning has applied to LB Ealing in November 2011 to discharge various Conditions to enable re-mediation of the site to take place.
FORTHQUARTER, GRANTON, EDINBURGH
Myra Barnes of Salisbury Jones Planning (SJP) has been involved (as part of a multidisciplinary team) in this 110 acre former gasworks site for a number of years, both in the preparation of a Masterplan for the regeneration of this important site in North Edinburgh and the production and coordination of the outline planning application and Environmental Statement. The Project required the completion of a complex Legal Agreement with Edinburgh City Council. This was the first major development in Edinburgh to include affordable housing provision .
Outline planning permission was granted by the City of Edinburgh in October 2003 for a mixed use development including 2000 dwellings, 75000m2 of commercial buildings, a new local centre including a large supermarket, a technical college campus, a primary school, a 7 ha park and associated infrastructure.
Listed building consent was obtained in March 2001 for the demolition of three listed buildings on the site and the partial demolition of the listed gasholder. Ongoing involvement has been in gaining planning permission for elements of the development including the new roads, the office building for Scottish Gas, the park and sports facilities. The regeneration of the site is advanced with the first three phases of roads and major public square completed, a new office building for Scottish gas built and occupied, about 9 ha of open space created, Telford College campus is completed and occupied and the first phases of residential development are under constuction.
Salisbury Jones Planning is still actively involved in progressing the redevelopment of this site and was recently involved in a Planning Appeal for the Demolition of an Exisiting Gas Holder. The outcome of the Appeal conducted by way of Public Inquiry is expected early in 2012.
NORTHFLEET WEST SUB STATION SITE, EASTERN QUARRY
Salisbury Jones Planning has been involved for over 5 years in the development and regeneration of this 90 acre (36 ha) site, which is part of the Eastern Quarry development site, which is identified by Dartford Borough Council as the largest potential development site in the Thames Gateway sub-region. After lengthy discussions and negotiations the Development Board (Planning Committee) of Dartford Borough Council resolved to grant planning permission on 4 December 2008 subject to no call in by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and the completion of a Section 106 Agreement. The plans form a key part of the ongoing large-scale regeneration taking place in North Kent, and complete the larger Eastern Quarry site, the rest of which is owned by Land Securities. The new community has been designed to integrate with the rest of Eastern Quarry and also the neighbouring communities of Swanscombe and Greenhithe. The plans encourage the use of public transport, as well as cycling and walking, and include a network of footpaths and cycle ways linking local communities. The development will also provide attractive and high-quality open spaces contributing towards Kent Thameside’s green grid policy, which aims to provide a network of green spaces across North Kent. The plans include a two hectare park at the heart of the scheme and a number of greens dotted throughout the residential areas, which will form attractive areas for everyone to enjoy.
PRIME LONDON LOCATION FOR WORLD’S LARGEST AUDI CENTRE CLIENT: VW GROUP UK LTD
Salisbury Jones Planning acted as Planning Consultant for Audi UK as part of a multidisciplinary project team to secure planning permission for a new Audi Centre on a prime site alongside one of the Capital’s key arterial roads in West London. Work is well under way on West London Audi on the Great West Road in Brentford, Middlesex with completion scheduled for February/March 2009.
The World’s largest Audi Centre building will offer 17,667 square metres of retail, service, office, conference, exhibition and museum space. New car display space will be level with the M4 elevated section, placing the Audi range in full view of millions of drivers entering and leaving London. The five storeys of elegantly curved glass and steel that will be home to West London Audi will flank the elevated section of the M4 above the Great West Road in Brentford Middlesex. The five external floors, and an additional two underground levels, provide a total of over 17,000 square metres of space, a sizeable proportion of which will be dedicated to the sale and maintenance of the rapidly expanding Audi range, which by 2008 will include new arrivals such as the forthcoming R8 super car and the A5 Coupé. The attractions will go well beyond the ‘showroom’ norm though, with a museum, flexible exhibition space, an internet café and a boutique all helping to immerse visitors in the brand, its values and its heritage.
CONSTRUCTION OF "SUN-TERRANEAN" HOUSE - FELLOWS ROAD SWISS COTTAGE, LONDON NW3
Salisbury Jones Planning in association with Hampstead based Architects AS-Studio achieved planning permission for a large house (600M2) within the Belsize Conservation Area. This complex project invloving the provision of a large sub-teranaean element was succesfully steered through the lengthy planning process without recourse to an appeal. The design is sympathetic to the Belsize Conservation Area and complies with Camden Council’s planning policies. It enhances the immediate vicinity and provides an environmentally friendly building that is energy efficient and helps to reduce CO2 emissions. The modern design includes a screened two-storey side extension above ground with a subterranean addition to the side and rear of the property replacing dilapidated garages and wasteland. The design is conscious of protecting the current amenity of neighbouring properties. Landscaping will introduce a new area of garden with above ground development screened from view to minimise over-looking onto neighbouring properties. The roof of the private gymnasium will also be grassed over to give an unbroken stretch of green garden. This extension is for the exclusive use of the owner with no access to the general public and will not precipitate extra parking provision outside of the property boundary.
REDEVELOPMENT OF EXISTING PROPERTIES TO PROVIDE NEW CARE HOME FOR DEMENTIA SUFFERERS AT LENT RISE ROAD BURNHAM, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE.
Salisbury Jones Planning in association with Eton based Architects CSK obtained planning permission on appeal for demolition of existing buildings and construction of a new 26 bed care home, with 4 respite rooms for residents suffering from dementia. In addition a full award of Costs was made against South Bucks District Council for unreasonable behaviour.
ETON AVENUE SUCCESS FOR SALISBURY JONES PLANNING
Salisbury Jones Planning in association with Hampstead based Architects AS-Studio achieved planning permission for a two storey detached house within the Belsize Conservation Area. This complex project invloving the provision of a sub-teranaean element was succesfully steered through the lengthy planning process without recourse to an appeal. The design is sympathetic to the Belsize Conservation Area and complies with Camden Council’s planning policies.
APPROVAL GAINED ON APPEAL FOR NEW HOUSE IN PARK CLOSE, KENSINGTON
Salisbury Jones Planning in association with West London based Architects Alan Power Associates obtained planning permission on appeal for demolition of existing buildings and construction of a new high quality detached house of contemporary design on land adjoining Holland Park
APPROVED VOKSWAGEN DEALERSHIP AT GATEWAY BUSINESS PARK, COULSDON, SURREY
Salisbury Jones Planning lead a multi dsciplinary team engaged in pre-application discussions with LB Croydon Planning Department in connection with the preparation and submission of a planning application, on behalf of VWG (UK) Ltd, for the construction of a multi million pound scheme for a high quality motor dealership. Following conclusion of the Pre-Application Discussions a detailed Planning Application was submitted to LB Croydon. The Scheme following Public Consultation was granted conditional planning permission under Delegated Powers.
CLARENDON SQUARE, HARINGEY
Salisbury Jones Planning has been working for many years, as part of a multi-disciplinary team, for National Grid and the London Development Agency, landowners of this 4.8 ha site in Haringey Heartlands. The site is currently partly in gas storage use with two operational gasholders on the site and a new spine road has recently been constructed through the site. It is also close to the Wood Green shopping centre and is a strategic site in London Borough of Haringey. A masterplan has been produced for this brownfield site for a mixed use residential led redevelopment.
An outline planning application was submitted in March 2009 for a mixed use development including 950 -1050 dwellings, 460sqm to 700 sqm office use, 370 to 700 sqm retail/financial services, 190 to 550 sqm restaurant/café uses, 325 to 550 sqm community/assembly/leisure uses and associated open space, car parking and energy centre. The scheme has been the subject of extensive public consultation with some consequent amendments.
The planning application was reported to Haringey Planning Committee on 22 November 2011 and Members resolved to grant Outline Planning permission subject to the completion of a S106 Planning Agreement.
PLANNING PERMISSION GRANTED FOR HONDA AND HYUNDAI MOTOR DEALERSHIPS AT CHESHIRE OAKS BUSINESS PARK, N/R ELLESMERE PORT, CHESHIRE
Salisbury Jones Planning has been involved (as part of a multi dsciplinary team, lead by Mountford Pigott Architects) in the preparation of a scheme, on behalf of The Holdcroft Group, for two Motor Dealeships on a 3 acre site at the Cheshire Oaks Business Park.
Following detailed pre-application discussions with Cheshire West and Chester Planning Department a full planning application was submitted in mid December 2011. The application was granted conditional permission by the Strategic Planning Committee on 8 March 2012 subject to the completion of a S106 Planning Obligation.
APPROVAL GAINED ON APPEAL FOR REPLACEMENT DWELLING IN WINKFIELD N/R WINDSOR BERKSHIRE
Salisbury Jones Planning in association with Eton based Architects CSK obtained planning permission on appeal for the replacement of an exisiting bungalow with a two storey high quality detached house of contemporary design.