Tetra Tech Planning led and secured planning permission for the regeneration of Farnborough Town Centre
Photos courtesy of Lyons Sleaman Hoare Architects
Working with regeneration specialist St. Modwen, Tetra Tech advised on town planning elements for the third and final phase of this mixed-use scheme. What made this scheme special was the real economic gains it presents for Farnborough by delivering sustainable residential accommodation in a highly sustainable location that benefits from an enhanced appearance.
In addition to project managing pre-application consultation, we carried out the planning application for ground-floor retail development and 99 flats above, along with associated parking and landscaped communal outdoor spaces.
With our client needing to gain the approval of Rushmoor Borough Council, our team ultimately secured consent through liaising with an extensive number of stakeholders and consultancies, helping to review specialist reports. These reports covered BREEAM, flood risk assessment, noise, sustainability, and site waste management plans.
As part of the pre-application process, we worked to very strict deadlines to produce flyers, letters, a press release, and a stakeholder and public exhibition.
Just three months after submission, the Planning Committee unanimously approved the application, after which Tetra Tech further advised the client on conditions and assisted with the legal agreement. We discharged various conditions enabling the permission to be implemented, including water efficiency, materials, hard surfaces, pile driving and drainage strategy, and a Construction Method Statement.