Osborne Clarke advises Welbeck on major development
Osborne Clarke has helped Welbeck to win the appeal granted by the Secretary of State for Environment on 16 July 2012 to grant planning permission for a 55.6 hectare site at Bishop’s Cleeve. The new development by Welbeck Strategic Land LLP will include 550 sustainable homes, 40% of which are affordable housing, 30 new homes suitable for retired people, a new high street including a convenience store, small shops and small office units, a new community hall, play areas, sports pitches, extensive open space and 50 new allotments.
John Baird, Planning Partner at OC says, “This decision by the Secretary of State is significant as it states in a direct and forthright manner that localism does not mean a council can ignore their obligation to prepare local plans on time or ignore their duty to meet identified housing needs. “
Welbeck Strategic Land LLP were advised by Osborne Clarke, Star Planning, Peter Brett Associates and Ian Dove QC of Number Five Chambers. John Baird, Planning Partner, led the planning for Osborne Clarke and the property work was led by Will Gay, Senior Associate.
Andrew Smith, Development Surveyor at Welbeck Strategic Land said, “Osborne Clarke have been with us from day one on this scheme, from entering into the promotion agreement to securing planning permission, and have been an integral part of the Welbeck team. I have always found that OC’s house building and planning law expertise has proved invaluable in delivering this scheme.”