Below are just some of the recent Schemes and Planning Consents for which the Directors of Lambe Planning and Design have been responsible. Please also see Projects Granted Planning Consent.
This Case relates to Planning Permission Granted for a new 28 acre Holiday Park scheme on a visually exposed extremely sensitive greenfield open countryside site - for 33 Holiday Lodges, 85 Touring Caravans, 60 Tents, 15 Camping Pods & Safari Tents, Golf Course, Bunk Barn, Reception, 2 Amenity Buildings, Play Barn, Workshop & Machinery Store, new highway access and two Lakes. Due to the size of the scheme, and Highways objections a significant amount of detailed reports and supporting information were required to overcome and address many contentious issues and Objections. Planning Permission Granted December 2017.
Feedback received from the client :- “I must thank you for the work you put into this difficult project. I’m sure that the strong design produced by Lambe Planning & Design Ltd pushed this scheme through because 1 - it is a good asset for the area, and 2, it is also very visually appealing. Well done!”
This case relates to a scheme located on an extremely sensitive 14 acre greenfield open countryside site for a Holiday Lodge Park. The Lodges were of a unique bespoke design, with Lakes, Reception Building and associated leisure facilities creating a 5* Tourism Destination.
The site was open countryside, and afforded significant protection through its nationally designated status as part of the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), and also designated as a Special Landscape Area (SLA). The Site was located immediately adjacent to Ancient Woodland which was classified as a Local Wildlife Site. The Application site was also classified as being in an Area of Archaeological Potential.
A Pre-Application Enquiry with the LPA advised that the scheme would be extremely unlikely to be supported.
Lambe Planning and Design undertook extensive negotiations with both the Local Planning Authority and the Statutory Consultees, including the Economic Development Department, Ministry of Defence, Kent Wildlife Trust and Landscape Officer etc.
The scheme was subject to significant Objections from the AONB Unit, Kent Wildlife Trust, Landscape Officer, CPRE, neighbours and Local Residents. The proposal was totally against Policy and Recommended for Refusal by the Local Planning Authority on the basis that the scheme would be extremely harmful to the unspoilt character of the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Special Landscape Area - but following a presentation undertaken by Lambe Planning and Design at the Planning Committee it was subsequently approved as a Departure from the Development Plans
Full Planning Permission Granted 18th May 2017
A Concept Scheme for 40 twin unit Holiday Lodges, Reception, Office and Manager’s Accommodation on an exclusive Golf Course. Involving the Preparation of detailed Plans based upon a Topographical Survey, Flood Risk Assessment, Demand Statement, Business Plan and detailed consultations with the Local Authority, Highways, Environment Agency and LA Legal Department.
Major extension to a Holiday Park in the Lake District for 64 new Holiday Home pitches (219 pitches in total) adjacent to a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), a major River and lying within Flood Zone 3. A Flood Risk Assessment was required to support the planning application and detailed consultations took place with the Environment Agency. Full planning approval – Lake District.
A concept scheme for 32 twin unit Woodland Holiday Lodges, Reception and Amenity Building.
Masterplan proposal for the phased upgrading and re-layout of a Holiday Park (500 pitches) in Cornwall, new Central Facilities building incorporating new golf club house, indoor swimming pool, hot tubs, restaurant, fitness suite, conservatory coffee bar, reception and sales offices. The Masterplan is phased for the full re-layout of the Holiday Park and involves replacing all touring and tent camping pitches with Holiday Caravan pitches, clearly defined residential Park Home areas and new landscaping belts. A previous phase of the overall Masterplan included the replacement of numerous out-dated septic tanks with a modern treatment plant which provides three separate stages of treatment including ultraviolet irradiation (without chemicals) to disinfect the water and a reed bed filtration system to provide a final polishing method of treatment.
A North Wales scheme for additional Holiday Homes a new Feature Entrance, Central Facilities Amenity Building, Camping Pods and re-sited Touring Pitches. Approved February 2013.
Masterplan proposal for a Holiday Park adjacent to an award winning marina in North Wales, extension of area, re-layout of Park (130 pitches in total), new entrance feature, managerial accommodation, new central facilities building incorporating indoor swimming pool, fitness suite, restaurant, reception, sales offices, games room and new children’s recreation area. Full planning approval – North Wales.
A Masterplan Approval for a Holiday Park located in a National Park for :-
- Re-siting of 5 static holiday caravans to give improvements in layout and landscaping
- Re-layout of the existing Touring Field to give improvements in layout and landscaping for 98 Touring Units.
- Construction of a new “feature entrance” to the holiday park.
- Replacement Maritime Design Feature adjacent to Main Reception and 30 Seasonal Touring Caravans - Approved November 2012 Progress photographs of the original entrance and construction in progress.
28 Hectare (70 acre) extension to a Holiday Park in the Cotswolds including new golf course, effectively trebling the size of the Planning Unit (a total of 430 pitches) together with a new ecologically sustainable golf course, sustainable irrigation system, golf putting green, nature trails and fishing lakes with 100 new Holiday Home pitches. Full planning approval - Cotswolds.
Planning Consent for a Holiday Park Manager’s Residential Lodge, New Maritime Design Feature Entrance and Signs located on the Cornish Coast adjacent to a very sensitive dune system & ecological site. Approved December 2012. Photographs illustrating “before” & “after” and construction in progress.
Masterplan proposal for the phased upgrading of a Holiday Park on the Isle of Anglesey, to include 15 additional Holiday Home pitches, extensions onto ‘green-field’ areas of the Park (total 112 Holiday Home pitches and a residential Park Home), sales display area, boat storage area, extended holiday season. New Central Facilities building with indoor swimming pool, sauna, fitness suite, reception and sales office. Full planning approval – Isle of Anglesey.
Planning Approval for 14 new holiday homes set within an Orchard / Parkland setting, together with a new Feature Entrance. Below are “progress” before & after photographs of the original site, demolition of the existing chalets, construction and the new holiday homes in the first season.
Major “Greenfield” extension to an existing holiday park and a new golf course in Herefordshire, for an additional 35 “lodge” style Holiday Homes (a total of 309 Holiday Home pitches with fishing lakes) plus new leisure facilities to include: Golf practice range, golf putting green, new ecologically sustainable golf course with irrigation ponds and wildflower margins, golf maintenance shed and golf club house (restaurant and function rooms) within an existing complex which includes 16th Century stone and oak timbered Grade II Listed buildings. Full planning approval - Herefordshire.
A Masterplan Scheme for 40 additional Lodges and Managers Accommodation. Which involved obtaining Planning Consent effectively doubling the size of an existing Static Caravan & Lodge Park. The site was located in a highly sensitive woodland valley, involving extensive negotiations with the Planning Department, County Arboriculturalist, Ecologist and Environment Agency. The scheme necessitated a Topographical Survey, Flood Risk Assessment, Arboricultural Survey and Ecological & Habitat Survey.
New Holiday Park on a green-field site for 175 pitches (Holiday Homes and Touring Units) plus 30 new Lodges (205 pitches in total) in Northamptonshire. Part of the site lay within Flood Zone adjacent to a major river and therefore a Flood Risk Assessment was required to support the planning applications. Full planning approval - Northamptonshire.
Planning Appeal won on a major Holiday Park for a very large Tree House within an area classified as Parkland within the local development plan and contrary to Policy. Photographs illustrating the existing two sycamore trees & site of the new tree house, and the completed Tree House located within its Parkland setting.
Masterplan proposal including extension of area for the re-development of an existing Holiday Park for 74 Holiday Lodges – National Park, Wales (including replacing all existing touring caravan pitches with holiday lodges), new feature entrance, together with extension of Holiday Season. Full planning approval – National Park, Wales.
A Masterplan Scheme for 44 twin unit holiday lodges effectively doubling the size of an existing Static Caravan Park into adjacent agricultural land and the restructuring of the existing Park. The site was located within Flood Zone 3, involving extensive negotiation with the Environment Agency, Highways, Planning Department and other Consultees. The planning application was subsequently referred to the Government Office for the South West by the LPA due to the sensitivity of the site and the creation of a precedent – consent was subsequently Granted. Additional elements to the scheme involved the preparation of a detailed case for a further Planning Application for a 12 month Season for Holiday Accommodation . 100% success rate all Planning Applications Approved.
New Touring Caravan Park North Wales, boat storage area, additional Holiday Home pitches, new facilities building, all year round Holiday Season and winter storage for touring caravans – North Wales. Full planning approval – North Wales.
A Masterplan Scheme for 106 Lodges and Static Caravans - doubling the area of the Park onto a green-field site within an AONB. The site was in a riverside location and within Flood-Plain. This Necessitated a Flood Risk Assessment, Extended Phase 1 Protected Species Habitat Survey and Environmental Impact Assessment Screening. Two SSSI’s were also immediately adjacent to the site. The Park comprised part of a large 12,500 acre sporting and agricultural Estate.
The scheme was totally against policy, but recommended for approval as a Departure from the Development Plan. The scheme was unanimously approved by the Planning Committee and due to its delicate location and “Departure Status” subsequently referred to the Government Office for the North East for Approval.
The scheme also involved a further Planning Appeal against two Conditions which the LPA imposed for two extremely restrictive Holiday Occupancy Conditions - the Appeal was Won.
Additional elements to this Masterplan Scheme involved additional planning applications and Approvals for a new Sewage Treatment Plant within the Flood-Plain and the AONB.
100% success rate all Consents Approved and Appeals Won.
Landscape Design Feature, Landscaping Scheme and a large Robinson Crusoe Adventure Park.
Concept Scheme for 76 Holiday Lodges, Manager’s Accommodation, Reception / Central Facilities Building, and 3 Lakes sited within a disused quarry within a National Park.
Concept Woodland & Lakeside Scheme North West & Scotland.
Photomontages are prepared to illustrate to Planning officers, Councillors and Community or Parish Councillors how a scheme could look in its completed form. They are also valuable to demonstrate how a scheme will blend into the landscape and natural environment.