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King Edward Quay, Colchester

Mixed Use Redevelopment and Land Remediation

Instruction – Planning strategy advice and project management in support of major quayside redevelopment

Client – Woadguard & Newdex Ltd

Project Details – In 2011 the client assembled a 1.39ha (3.42 acre) site within the East Colchester Regeneration Area close to the University of Essex. Although the site was earmarked for redevelopment in the Local Development Framework, the Local Planning Authority sought to allocate the majority of the area as strategic public open space, which did not fit with the Client’s redevelopment plans for a 750 unit student residential complex. LPP was instructed to negotiate a suitable scheme and planning permission for both the remediation and satisfactory redevelopment of the site was secured in 2012 and 2013 respectively

LPP’s role

– Planning strategy and feasibility advice
–  Project management of consultancy team
– Obtaining an EIA Direction from Secretary of State
– Co-ordinated related community consultation exercise
– Negotiations with Local Planning Authority, Highways Authority and Environment Agency
– Preparation of planning applications and securing consents