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Baytree Nuneaton entered by David Lock Associates Limited & Baytree Logistics Properties

Transformation of a former arable agricultural fields and a polluted former quarry that had been used in the 1960’s as a household waste site that had until recently been within the green Belt into a sustainable and innovative logistics hub. DLA worked collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary team of co-consultants and stakeholders to bring forward the development of an innovative, award-winning logistics facility, delivered through a range of different planning stages from outline permission to full implementation via a series of s73 submissions, two Deeds of Variation, reserved matters, s106 compliance, and condition
discharges.

University Station entered by Mott MacDonald, Transport for West Midlands, West Midlands Rail Executive and
VolkerFitzpatrick

University Station is a flagship railway station that is welcoming, safe and provides a gateway to a world class life science, hospital and university campus, while providing an outstanding passenger experience, boosting the economy, enhancing heritage and connecting seamlessly into the wider integrated transport network. The new station will be a lasting asset for the region, enabling visitors to the university and surrounding medical facilities to choose the train over the car and, in doing do, facilitate sustainable travel patterns and help with tackling the climate emergency.

ZX Lidars Head Quarters entered by Lichfields & ONE Creative environments

As the leading global innovation and production company of lidar-based wind measuring devices, ZX Lidars' success and continued growth meant that their existing Herefordshire based business locations no longer met their needs. After extensive pre-application discussions and community consultation, a full planning application for a new c.5,000 sq.m Class E high-quality, sustainable, and landscape-led new headquarters on the edge of the Malvern Hills AONB was submitted and approved on 16th September 2021. An S73 application for a phased scheme of up to 4,985 sq.m Class E
research and development and production facility was subsequently approved in October 2022.

Allscott Meads entered by Telford & Wrekin Council

Overall the development has sought, and we believe achieved, a scheme which is award winning. A design which is bespoke to its location as a brownfield Sugar Beet Factory in a semi-rural location; landscaping and open space provision which is unique, striking and functional; creating a community to be proud of – by incorporating new facilities for old and new residents to enjoy, meeting their current and future needs. The Applicants have been a thoroughly engaging development company; from extensive pre-application discussions, to positive and active engagement with all Officers at the Council and the local community, throughout.

Lichfield Bonds entered by Lichfield District Council

The Lichfield Bonds project has provided a high quality residential development for older people on a disused brownfield site and at the same time significant Listed Buildings were restored in the heart of Lichfield City. The project was achieved through effective partnership working between the Councils Planning and Conservation Teams, the developer and the owner of the Listed Buildings. The resultant development has provided 64 new homes, and an attractive place to be within the City, where rich history has been revealed and the vibrant culture celebrated.

 

St Mary's Guildhall entered by Coventry City Council

The C14th Grade I listed St Mary’s Guildhall is one of the finest surviving medieval guildhalls in the country. Having fallen into a state of disrepair the Guildhall's facilities and accessibility have been improved and the building, including its rare medieval kitchen, has been sympathetically restored. The Guildhall's visitor experience has been significantly enhanced and the venue now includes an atmospheric restaurant, educational workshops and event space for weddings, celebrations and corporate meetings. This has provided a venue the community can be proud of and secured a viable commercial use for the
Guildhalls' long-term future.

 

Trentham Estate entered by Beaver Project Turley

A major nature conservation project licenced by Natural England to reintroduce a breeding pair of Eurasian Beavers into the Trentham Estate in Staffordshire to help boost biodiversity and engage visitors in learning to live with beavers. The project included the installation of an integrated perimeter enclosure and additional nature hides along the River Trent and within the island nature reserve. The proposals were supported by Staffordshire Wildlife Trust, The Beaver Trust and many national conservation charities and form part of the Estate’s long-term commitment to sustainable nature conservation, facilitating public access to nature and educating and promoting sustainable lifestyle choices.

 

Hanbury Hall entered by The Courtyard Kitchen - National Trust

The Courtyard Kitchen and associated works are an example of successfully extending a Grade I Listed building, The project took a truly collaborative and holistic approach to ensure that the visitor infrastructure was improved to meet the needs of a growing number of visitors whilst respecting and conserving the nationally important Hanbury Hall. Sustainability and accessibility were at the heart of the project, from its inception to the finer details and in the choices made throughout the build and beyond. The project provides a more sustainable, attractive, and better functioning site for future generations to enjoy.

 

Luston Wetland entered by Phosphate Credit Trading Scheme - Herefordshire Council

The Luston Wetland is a nature based solution, its primary purpose is to reduce point source phosphate pollution from waste water treatment works to enable both sustainable growth and river betterment. The quantifiable phosphate reduction enables HC to trade credits with developers seeking to address the nutrient impacts of their proposal and thereby gain planning permission. The project has brought wider environmental benefits including a significant increase in biodiversity through the creation of new habitat, acting as a carbon sink, it is adapted for climate change and provides education opportunities for both the local community and wider research.