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Former Highwood Hospital, Geary Drive, Brentwood

Instruction – Planning strategy advice to obtain pre application comfort endorsing residential redevelopment in support of NHS disposal strategy

Client – NHS Property Services Ltd

Project Details – LPP instructed to obtain pre application advice from Local Planning Authority endorsing the redevelopment of a learning disability complex located in the Highwood Hospital Conservation Area for residential purposes. A written response was obtained from the LPA in December 2014 agreeing in principle to the site’s redevelopment @ 35 dwellings/ ha to provide a mix of 13 x detached, semi-detached and terraced dwellings

LPP’s role

– Planning strategy advice
– Project management of the planning pre application process
– Liaison and negotiation with Local Planning Authority and statutory consultees