In March 2017, PBA led a team to gain unanimous approval at planning committee for the redevelopment of the Buslingthorpe Mills site near Leeds for a major mixed use development.
The scheme comprises a total of 32,000 ft² of new retail floorspace, including a foodstore and a range of non-food retail units, together with up to 300 m² of floorspace for a hot food takeaway. In addition, there will be ten industrial units amounting to a total of 24,000 ft² and a separate 1,500 ft² café fronting the site.
PBA were instrumental in making the planning and economic case for the redevelopment of this site – a former 19th century tannery mill complex which was the subject of a severe fire in 2011. The site had multiple constraints including severe gradients, contamination, heritage, archaeology, ecology, utilities, culverts and, flood risk. These needed to be overcome with persistent and careful justification to achieve a successful outcome. PBA advised on planning, heritage and sustainability.