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HS2 – Basford West

Spawforths secured planning permission for major employment activities on this 52ha Regional Strategic Employment Site but due to the economic down turn and high abnormal development costs, we reassessed the opportunity for our clients, Goodman, and secured outline planning permission for a residential-led mixed-use scheme. The higher value uses cross enabled the delivery of the employment space and a 1.1km new road through the site which opened it up for prospective occupiers as well as creating a new vehicular access linking Crewe Town to the A500. We worked closely with the Client and Council to agree a delivery package of road and drainage infrastructure and the £7m road was completed and opened in Summer 2015.

Services Provided by Spawforths

  • Development Plan Representations
  • Development Strategies
  • Environmental Assessments
  • Expert Witness
  • Planning Applications and Negotiations
  • Planning Audits and Development Strategies
  • Retail and Economic Impact Assessments
  • Community Exhibitions and Consultation Events
  • Masterplans

What Can I Do Next…

At Spawforths we are proud to act as trusted advisers to a wide range of clients including private individuals, businesses, charities and the public sector. If you would like further assistance please do not hesitate to contact us.

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