7 August 2021
Sutton Academy Solarcatchers
New instructions over this period include planning applications for the proposed remediation of three former gas works/holder sites in Scotland; proposed school developments via the DfE MMC framework in Leeds, Gillingham (Kent) and Barnet; and major planned housing developments in Enfield, Tower Hamlets (x 3 sites) and Thurrock.  On behalf of Grid 2, we have recently secured planning permission on applications to Ashfield District Council for the first of a major planned UK-wide roll-out of solar energy powered electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure aimed at reducing the increasing Grid dependency of the more traditional pedestal-based installations. The proposed canopy installations would provide 28 charging points in the main car parks serving the Sutton Community Academy in Sutton-in-Ashfield and we are grateful to the Council for openly embracing these exciting plans and acting as the pioneering and enabling decision-making authority in this process. Following the culmination of 18 months of work as part of a wider multi-disciplinary project team, we have submitted a planning application to the London Borough of Tower Hamlets for a major estate regeneration scheme in the borough providing 412 dwellings in a series of buildings ranging in height from 4-8 storeys with related infrastructure, including replacement community use provision. The proposed development has been informed by extensive local community and stakeholder consultation, including the GLA.
28 January 2021
Gill Street – London Borough of Tower Hamlets
Successful planning outcomes include permissions granted for school developments in Rugby (new science block and additional forms of entry), Norfolk (in the form of a new SEND school on an ecologically constrained greenfield site) and Barnet (new teaching block). Planning permission was also granted for a major housing development in Tower Hamlets, while new instructions have included two new school developments via the DfE MMC framework and major housing developments on three former gasworks/holder sites in Dorset, South Oxfordshire and Thurrock.