DLA secures approval for 575 homes at Nuneaton

David Lock Associates (DLA) has secured Nuneaton & Bedworth Borough Council’s approval for its outline planning application for up to 575 homes, a new neighbourhood centre and around 9 hectares of parkland on a well located site on the southern edge of Nuneaton.

The Council had released the site from the Green Belt when adopting its Borough Plan (Local Plan) in June 2019, which enabled the planning application to be approved.

DLA has acted as planning and urban design consultants to the site’s landowner, Trenport Investments, both for the planning application and in securing the site’s allocation in the Borough Plan; and has coordinated the work of a sizeable multi-disciplinary consultant team, including i-Transport (transport), AECOM (ecology), Resound (noise and air quality), David Jarvis Associates (landscape), WSP (engineering), CgMs (heritage), ACD (arboriculture) and JS Lewis (energy), with the solicitors Birketts retained to complete the well advanced Section 106 legal agreement which will accompany the outline permission.

DLA’s activity has included not only effective joint working with the Council, which entered into its first Planning Performance Agreement (PPA) in processing the proposals, but also with the Arbury Estate and its lead consultant Savills who successfully sought outline permission for a complementary employment development adjacent to the site, to which it will be connected via a bridge over the Coventry Canal.