PBA, now part of Stantec, has led a team to secure planning permission for a total of 351 new homes in Standish, Wigan.
We appeared at the Examination of the Wigan Core Strategy in 2012/13 and convinced the appointed Planning Inspector that there was a need to identify further land in Standish to meet housing needs. The Inspector agreed and our client’s site was identified in the Core Strategy as a ‘Broad Location for Housing’.
In 2014, we acted for Bloor Homes and worked collaboratively with the Council to secure permission, which also involved joint working with another national housebuilder on an adjacent site to deliver an outline planning permission for up to 300 dwellings. The application, which was supported by an Environmental Statement in accordance with the EIA regulations, was approved by Wigan Council in June 2014.
In 2017, Bloor Homes instructed us to amend the approved scheme to bring the overall number of dwellings at the site to 351 units, in order to reflect changes in local market demand. A series of planning applications were submitted in support of the amended scheme to enable Bloor Homes to commence construction of an initial phase of development, whilst planning permission for a net increase in dwellings was secured. As part of this next phase of the project, we submitted a non-material amendment application, a reserved matters application as well as a full planning application for 304 homes at the site, which was supported by an Environment Statement.
The various applications were all approved and the scheme is under construction.
"PBA has worked closely with us on a number of projects now, they consistently impress us with the collaborative and thorough way in which they work to overcome concerns and get successful planning outcomes. I would readily recommend their services."