HEATHERFIED WORKS, LEYLAND
INDUSTRIAL MANUFACTURING, STORAGE RE-DEVELOPMENT AND EXPANSION
Industrial manufacturing, storage re-development and expansion following fire damage
Whitfire Shavings and Sawdust Supplies Limited
South Ribble Borough Council
Planning Permission Granted
7.93 acres (3.21ha)
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The Site is an established B2 (General Industrial) Use, being the refining, compressing, packaging and bagging of wood shavings and sawdust, which has been in operation at the Site since the mid 1930’s.
On 21 June 2016, a number of key buildings at the Application Site, suffered sub-stantial fire damage, resulting in these primary buildings being not fit for purpose and in need of demolition and replacement. There was a legitimate immediate requirement to replace these buildings with modern, purpose built replacement structures as soon as practicably possible within the requirements of the planning system. There was also a genuine and realistic possibility of the loss of local jobs from a local business that has operated within the South Ribble Borough for over 85 years, if planning permission was not granted for this proposal.
Acland Bracewell Surveyors instructions comprised a fully comprehensive planning service, from the commencement of the planning process, including strategic advice, engagement with the Local Planning Authority during pre-application advice, management of the planning application, through to submission. This comprised co-ordination and management of technical consultants, including flood risk and drainage, contamination, highways, noise and landscape and visual impact, which informed the overall design scheme, preparation of Design and Access Statement, Planning Supporting Statement and associated documentation.
Working with the client and approved contractor, Acland Bracewell Surveyors successfully obtained full planning permission and approval of details reserved by conditions are presently been discharged by Acland Bracewell Surveyors for and on behalf of the client.