Full planning application for construction of new secondary school for 1400 pupils, including demolition of existing Llanedeyrn High School and associated works. Also included permission for associated playing fields, landscaping and car parking.
The school was designed by Austin Smith Lord architects around the principle of a central circulation corridor with five limbs extending from the main building, each housing separate ’learning clusters’. The school is predominantly built to two storeys in height, with a total of 70 classrooms and 130 other rooms forming the entire school building, including halls, sports facilities, offices, study areas, library, reception, IT rooms and more.
Asbri Planning worked on the project for Franklin + Andrews, part of the Mott MacDonald Group, as planning consultants. Our mutual client was Cardiff Council and ultimately, the school itself.
Asbri Planning was involved from initial inception of the pre-application discussions with the Council, all the way to the conclusion of the discharge of planning conditions.
Initial pre-application meetings and discussions with Cardiff Council Planning and Highways officers ensured that Asbri Planning had an initial grasp of the key technical issues surrounding the proposals, enabling us to advise the client and consultant team from an early stage. Asbri aided the client in conducting and preparing for two public consultations events, ensuring that pupils, parent and local residents were all aware of the proposals and were able to comment prior to the application submission.
Asbri produced the supporting Design and Access Statement, as well as a report of the consultation exercises, and secured a timely submission through organising and managing the consultant team.
Regular and positive liaison with Local Planning Authority officers ensured a timely determination of the application at Planning Committee. Asbri was retained by the contractor to manage the discharge of planning conditions process.