Salford Priors, Warwickshire
Having been selected as Promoter on land at Orchard Farm, Salford Priors, we decided upon a strategy to working with the newly formed NDP group, with a vision to deliver a scheme that would link the two halves of village together with a large village green. This will act as a focal point for the village, a destination for activities and and in creating this it would provide a new heart to Salford Priors.
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Consultation Process Outcome
Having initially been part of a beauty parade of sites, Lone Star carried out several public consultation events and started to create a village green, crescent of development vision that would stand behind a large village green.
We worked tirelessly with the NDP through their process and to referendum in order to secure the delivery of this proposal that is the cornerstone of the ‘Salford 7’ NDP. A working party will be established as plans progress to ensure that the vision is realised.
The large central village green will be transferred to the parish council which will be used for a wide range of uses, determined by the community. In order to achieve the required vision of the NDP variation from SoADC mix policy was needed to encourage more families to move to Salford priors to help support the school as well as other local amenities and facilities.
Landowner Mycroft Perry comments ‘from day 1 having met Lone Star, I knew that I had found the perfect partner to bring forwards this land for development purposes. Lone Star could have adopted a more aggressive approach to planning but jointly, we decided to work with the community and to promote the site through the Neighbourhood Plan process.
Undoubtably this was the correct decision as the Neighbourhood Plan flew through the referendum process and this was followed by the Outline Application that was approved by Officers using their delegated powers to approve the proposal. During this determination process, we provided evidence to Officers about utilising their flexibility with the Mix Policy and as a result we were able to provide a scheme that will bring families to Salford Priors and in turn, support the school as well as the other local amenities and facilities’.
Following a marketing campaign, CALA Homes were selected as preferred developer for the site and 5 weeks following the receipt of planning permission we simultaneously exchanged and completed on the disposal of the land. The site benefits from an Outline Consent for up to 68 dwellings, this milestone marker the commencement of the development phase with the purchaser CALA Homes who are keen to submit their reserved matters application and aim to start on site at the start of 2019.
Lone Star made the entire process of gaining planning permission and selling the land both efficient and enjoyable. As a landowner I wanted to try to maximise my benefit from the land but by working with the local community rather than force a development upon them. Lone Star worked hard with the NDP committee and soon they had reached accord and entered a positive public consultation process. This resulted in a stunning outline permission with local community support. Lone Star helped me source Fisher German and held my hand throughout the process of sale and completion. I took on a team of experts but I have ended up with a team of friends. I can not recommend Andy highly enough, their hard graft and endeavour on my behalf has quite literally been life changing for me.
Mycroft Perry, ’The Happy Farmer’
Landowner, Salford Priors
The Lone Star team promoted this site with much diligence alongside the progression of the Salford Seven Neighbourhood Plan. Aligning the aspirations of the community with those of the landowner can potentially be very difficult, however a unanimous approval at Planning Committee demonstrates how these situations should work. Fisher German and Lone Star then worked well together, effecting a swift disposal of the site to CALA Homes .
Rob Champion, landowner’s agent at Salford Priors