PBA has secured outline planning permission on behalf of Homes England for a residential development on a former railway sidings site at Wavertree Technology Park, having been appointed through the Multidisciplinary Framework to provide planning advice and multidisciplinary technical support.
Despite being allocated for employment uses, PBA demonstrated that the land was suitable to deliver up to 40 new homes in this highly sustainable location. PBA was instrumental in demonstrating that the site is no longer viable for employment uses, and that it could be successfully developed whilst ensuring that protected wildlife associated with a nearby pond will not be harmed.
In partnership with IBI Group, PBA also produced an indicative masterplan for the site to demonstrate how the development will integrate with the existing residential area to the south. Liverpool City Council resolved to grant outline planning permission for up to 40 dwellings subject to the signing of a Section 106 Agreement in January 2017.