Project 

Aberdeen Asset Management and Graftongate Investments Ltd

Enfield Distribution Park

During consideration of the application, the redevelopment proposals prompted a number of comments and questions from consultees, including English Heritage, the Environment Agency and highways, but these were all proactively addressed. We coordinated responses from the consultant team, swiftly overcoming concerns and successfully removing objections prior to determination.

We recently secured a resolution to grant outline planning permission for the redevelopment of Ponders End Industrial Estate. The redevelopment involves the demolition of existing industrial buildings and the erection of new units, totalling approximately 31,552 square metres gross, for B1, B2 and B8 uses - with associated car parking, servicing, hardstanding and landscaping.

Planning Potential has been involved with this site in Enfield for a number of years. The outline application we submitted is the first phase of the comprehensive redevelopment of Ponders End Industrial Estate, which forms part of the wider Brimsdown Strategic Industrial Location, as identified in the London Plan and local planning policy. Once the site has been redeveloped, the area will be rebranded as "Enfield Distribution Park", creating a significant large scale employment site within the Enfield Borough.

During consideration of the application, the redevelopment proposals prompted a number of comments and questions from consultees, including English Heritage, the Environment Agency and highways, but these were all proactively addressed. We coordinated responses from the consultant team, swiftly overcoming concerns and successfully removing objections prior to determination.

Objections were also received from the council's urban design and sustainability officers. Despite these concerns, we successfully communicated the need to assess the various material considerations of the proposals against the viability of the scheme for the developer and site owner. Stressing that the application was in outline form, with detailed design matters to be considered as part of future reserved matters applications, we secured officers' support.

The officer concluded in his report to committee that the proposed employment-led development was consistent with the Council's corporate priorities and local planning policy as would result in approximately 750 new jobs, as well as jobs created during the construction of the scheme. The Council noted this was a significant and meaningful material consideration of the application.

A resolution to grant planning permission, subject to finalising a Section 106 Agreement, was unanimously agreed at planning committee in October 2014.

Summary of achievements

  • Preparation of various reports in support of the planning submission, including the Planning Statement, health Impact Assessment and Site Waste Management Plan
  • Providing strong project management, coordinating the preparation and submission of the planning application
  • Working closely with the local planning authority pre and post submission
  • Negotiating the S106 Agreement and Conditions
  • Preparation of representations on various Local Plan Documents on behalf of the land owners