Carter Yard Development

Charity development at Carter Yard in the Green Belt 

Tetra Tech Planning led planning permission for redeveloping a brownfield site in Guildford’s Wood Street Village into a residential development of 45 dwellings and 5 housing units for adults with autism.   

Photo courtesy of Amasia Architects 

Working with Hunters (the Employer’s Agent) and PMC Construction, Tetra Tech project managed a planning application for the redevelopment and remediation of the once-heavily contaminated scrapyard to provide housing and public open space. 

As planning advisor to the client and other consultants, Tetra Tech led pre-application consultationin addition to reviewing specialist reports on drainage, access, highways and ecology.  

Given that local charity, The Haven Foundation, would ultimately use the units for autistic adults to independently reside in, we demonstrated the very special circumstances for redevelopment, highlighting how the scheme would also redevelop a heavily contaminated site. We then negotiated the level of financial contributions to secure through a legal agreement. 

Following the grant of approval, the site was sold to Vivid Homes, who retained Tetra Tech to advise on and discharge pre-commencement conditions. Wdischarged various conditions enabling the permission to be implemented.  

The project is currently under construction 

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