Full planning application for construction of six-storey block (incorporating mezzanine/plant room within roof void), comprising lower ground floor restaurant/coffee shop (Class A3), with five storeys for creative cluster activities or office use (primarily Class B1 and ancillary uses), external alterations to existing Kings Lane warehouse and use of building for creative cluster activities or office use (primarily Class B1 and ancillary uses) over three floors with new bridge/walkway linking the northern elevation to High Street level, creation of lower level courtyard public open space and temporary extension of car parking area at The Strand level; associated infrastructure works, means of enclosure and landscaping.
Asbri Planning has developed a strong working relationship with Coastal Housing Group who are a not-for-profit industrial and provident society, existing only for the benefit of the community, operating in Swansea, Neath Port Talbot, and Carmarthenshire. They have been at the forefront of much of the urban regeneration occurring within the Swansea region.
Asbri Planning has provided its services on a number of Coastal Housing Group’s regeneration initiatives including the Urban Village and Urban Quarter developments which are part of a wider vision for the revitalisation of Swansea High Street.
As part of the Urban Village development Asbri Planning Limited played a key role in leading a number of high profile technical consultants on the planning element of the scheme. In conjunction with the project team Asbri Planning Limited were responsible for negotiating with the Local Planning Authority on the configuration of the proposal in order to arrive at a scheme which would progress through the planning application process in a positive manner.
By engaging with the Local Planning Authority at an early stage and front loading the planning application with the required information a positive determination was arrived at within the statutory determination period of 13 weeks during June 2014.