Nishkam School West London

Arc planning were appointed to provide planning consultancy services to secure the temporary accommodation for the Nishkam School in LB Hounslow. The role involved an application for variation of conditions to allow the school to operate from a former office building including revised layouts and access arrangements. The permissions were secured in time for the school to be open in September 2013.

St Andrew the Apostle Free School

Working on behalf of the EfA, arc planning secured the change of use of an existing building from office to school use as a temporary home for the St Andrew the Apostle Free School at the North London Business Park, LB Barnet.

The permission was secured through evidence of both need for the school and the lack of demand for the B1 office use in the area and despite challenging timescales, permission was secured in time to allow the school to open in September 2013.

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Crossrail Worksites

Arc planning have been supporting Hochtief / Murphy JV and BAM Nuttall in relation to the Crossrail works packages at White Hart Avenue, Plumstead; Pier Road, North Woolwich Portal; and the Docklands Transfer site in Barking.

The role involved securing necessary consents for the provision of new work site area outside the limits of deviation of the Crossrail Act. This role has involved discussion and negotiation with officers at LB Newham, RB Greenwich, and LB Barking and Dagenham; Environmental Supporting Statements and Screening and submission of planning and certificate of lawfulness applications in relation to the proposed work sites along with additional ad hoc planning advice.

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Biogas Generation Plant, (Shanks)

Working on behalf of Shanks Waste Management Ltd a planning application for the construction of a stand-alone Biogas Generation Plant was prepared and permission secured. The BGP will process up to 100,000 tonnes per annum of organic materials including supermarket waste, food waste and food manufacturing waste using anaerobic digestion will generate biogas for conversion into renewable power.

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St Mary’s Island, Chatham, Medway Council

Support to Countryside Maritime Ltd for the reserved matters planning application for the final phases of development on site (circa 400 houses). The role involved background research and analysis to enable an environmental screening request to be submitted to Medway Council. This has been accepted by the Council and confirmation has been obtained that it is not EIA development.

Golf Links Estate, LB Ealing

Golf Links estate is located in south Greenford and consists of several different building types, including six-storey maisonette blocks, low-rise blocks and three-tower blocks.

The estate was constructed between 1966 and 1969. The building types are mixed, and the estate consists of a mixture of pre-fabricated and pre-cast concrete designs.

The proposed redevelopment of the site led by Ealing Council, is to provide new affordable homes for the local authority as part of a wider council led regeneration of the area. Levitt Bernstein were commissioned by Ealing Council in Spring 2012 to develop architectural and landscape proposals for the site based on the initial feasibility study carried out for the area by AECOM.

Planning permission was granted on 08 November 2011 (LB Ealing Reference PP/2012/3052) for the development of the three main blocks at the site, since when possession was granted on 25 March 2013

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Copley Close Regeneration, LB Ealing

Copley Close is the first regeneration project that is led and funded directly by the council.

In 2008, Copley Close was identified by the council as a ‘High Intervention’ estate and the council attempted to procure a development partner. This process failed and the council is now taking a lead on the project. The scheme is a national example of urban transformation; a genuine mix of refurbishment and new build, mixed tenure homes designed on a tenure blind/pepper potted basis.

The vision for the estate is to become a well-functioning ‘community of choice’ where people choose to live and invest.

Arc planning were brought in to the project to steer the proposals from initial design through to a robust planning application. The role included advice to the client and project team on scheme design, planning strategy and policy; and the completion of planning submission, statements and viability advice.

The application has been approved by the Council and ratified by the GLA WITH WORK DUE TO Start in early 2014.

Purfleet Centre Development

Working on behalf of TTGDC, whilst employed at Capita Symonds, Chris managed the planning application and Conservation Area consent submissions for 3000 dwellings and mixed use development in one of the most significant regeneration projects in the Thames Gateway.

Crossrail Academy

The establishment of a Tunnelling and Underground Construction Academy (TUCA) was central to Crossrail’s delivery plans and its legacy to the industry. TUCA is located at Aldersbrook Sidings on the border of Newham and Redbridge and is a purpose-built training facility. This project involved full application and Environmental Impact Assessment.

Chandos Road Community Centre

The permanent facilities at Chandos Road were required to ensure that the facilities being removed and relocated to make way for a Travellers Site relocated from within the Olympic Park, Stratford were adequately replaced. The facility is now complete.