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Grange Road, Tiptree

Instruction – Planning strategy advice for professional and community sports training facilities and urban extension for housing

Client – Colchester United Football Club (CUFC)

Project Details – CUFC owns around 15 hectares (37 acres) of former agricultural land on the edge of Tiptree earmarked by the Club for the development of a training facility for professional and community sports use. Following extensive planning work, planning permission was granted for the sports facility and the Planning Inspectorate allocated the land for residential and open space purposes. Since then, planning permission has been secured for the development of 103 new homes, with reduced provision for affordable housing

LPP’s role

Planning strategy and masterplan advice – Project management of planning process – Representations on Local Development Framework – Provision of evidence at Examination in Public – Negotiations with Local Planning Authority – Securing planning permission for sports and training facilities – Securing a variation to the hours of use for the sports ground at a planning appeal – Securing outline planning permission for housing development

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