Blooming success for nursery application
The combination of a Planning Performance Agreement (PPA), a comprehensive landscaping scheme and community engagement helped DHA secure detailed planning permission for 121 new homes for Linden Homes South East.
DHA was appointed to work with ECE Architecture and EDP, the landscape specialists, to bring forward an application after the 5.8 hectare Berengrave Nurseries in Rainham secured outline planning consent last year.
With the focus on the layout, appearance and scale of the housing development as well as the detailed landscape strategy, the site offers a mixture of apartments and housing, with a play area and green link to the adjacent Bloors Lane community woodland.
Of the 121 new homes, 30 have been earmarked as affordable, and a total of 307 car parking spaces have been incorporated into the site’s design.
With a PPA in place, DHA worked closely with Medway Council’s Planning, Design, Landscape and Highways Officers and undertook a public exhibition, resulting in the application securing Officer recommendation and approval at committee with strong Member support in 14 weeks.