Planning Hat Trick for Quatro
The Christmas/New Year season brought a hat trick of planning successes for the Quatro team.
Just before Christmas the London Borough of Richmond granted planning permission for English Heritage’s Marble Hill Revived project which will invest £6 million into the restoration of Grade I listed Marble Hill House and Marble Hill Park’s listed historic 18th century landscape.
Quatro provided strategic advice on consultation and engagement with the local community, local politicians and the media. Following the Planning Committee decision, English Heritage said:
“Your advice, guidance and general assurance has been invaluable in steering us in the right direction and reassuring us as individuals that we have been taken the right approach. Without you, we might not have always got it completely right, but your plan of what we should do and how we should do it, has been crucial in getting us over the line.”
This was followed by Coventry City Council’s decision to give planning permission to Iceland for their Food Warehouse format at the Airport Retail Park in a unit previously occupied by Poundworld. The Food Warehouse store is larger than Iceland’s typical stores, with a wider, bulkier product range. Quatro liaised with local ward Councillors to canvass their views and seek their support.
In the New Year, Quatro completed the hat trick of wins when Colchester Borough Council gave planning permission to British Land for open A1 use across The Tollgate Centre. The changes to The Tollgate Centre will ensure it can continue to evolve and maintain its District Centre role in the face of a competitive retailing environment generally and specifically the surrounding edge/out-of-centre developments coming forward. Again, the Quatro team liaised with District and Parish Council to explain the proposals and respond to questions and comments.
British Land commented, “thanks for all your hard work, a key member in this consent being approved.“
8 January 2019 | Liam Ronan