Thursday, 19 September 2013

Caffe Nero and Carphone Warehouse open in Malvern

Caffe Nero and Carphone Warehouse are now open at Malvern Shopping Park, occupying a new building next to Marks & Spencer. 

The Caffe Nero space includes a terrace with 40 seats, high quality internal fit out and eye-catching external graphics to enliven the gable wall.

Maze Planning Solutions secured planning permission for the development in January 2013, acting for the retail park owner CPG South Ltd, a Consolidated Property Group company.

Ratcliffe Groves Partnership designed the building and Savills acted for CPG to secure the lettings and are managing agents for the development.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Burscough Housing Scheme Approved

West Lancashire Borough Council has given its approval to proposals for development of 86 houses on land at the junction of Liverpool Road South and Abbey Lane in Burscough.

The planning application was made by MAZE Planning Solutions on behalf of the landowner, Time Token Ltd.

The Council's decision, reached on 05 September, brings to a close a lengthy planning application process needed to explore and resolve issues relating to ground conditions, ecology, noise and drainage.

The site has a chequered planning history, with several failed and withdrawn applications.  MAZE worked with the Borough Council over an extended period prior to submission of the application to ensure that the emerging Local Plan document supported the principle of housing development, clearing the way for a successful application this time around.

The planning permission is subject to a S106 agreement that will secure a significant financial contribution towards the Burscough/Ormskirk Linear Park initiative and a mechanism to ensure a viable level of affordable housing is provided when development takes place.

Clough & Willis is managing completion of the S106 agreement and Nolan Redshaw Chartered Surveyors is handling the sale of the site for Time Token.

MAZE was assisted during the applications by contributions from:
Nolan Redshaw Chartered Surveyors
The Harris Partnership
Croft Transport Solutions
ERAP Consultant Ecologists
Nicholls Colton Geotechnical
Hepworth Acoustics
Urban Green
Utility Connections Management Ltd
Waterline Environmental