Walsingham Planning has achieved planning permission for two related schemes at a Business Park south of Bath. The first site would provide two Multi-Franchise Dealership Buildings with Car Storage and the second site would provide an ancillary Servicing and MOT Centre.
The Council accepted that although the proposed occupiers were not traditional Class B uses, they would constitute employment-generating development and were therefore acceptable within an allocated Business Park.
The dealership site lies on a main arterial route and so a high quality design was critical to the success of the scheme, needing to respond to the road frontage as well as the other buildings already present at the Business Park. A sleek design with Art Deco influences was developed to respond to these dual requirements. A landscaping scheme using native species complemented the built proposals.
The biggest constraint on the site was archaeology, which dictated the developable areas and required detailed foundation design at the planning stage.
We succeeded in overcoming these hurdles to achieve planning consent for both schemes under delegated powers.