OUR RECENT PROJECTS
The below is a snapshot of our recent work
THORPE GREEN SPORTS PAVILION
We were involved in the successful granting of planning permission on behalf of Core Judo Coaching for the demolition of an existing sports pavilion and the erection of a new two storey replacement sports facility in the Green Belt.
The proposals facilitated the provision of a new Dojo and wider sports facility for an important community Judo Club.
Given the sites Green Belt location it was necessary to prepare a case demonstrating that ‘very special circumstances’ existed to warrant a departure from Green Belt policy. There were also planning issues associated with Floor Risk and Ecology that were necessary to overcome during the pre-application and determination stage.
The case was successfully made for the provision of an enlarged building on the Site and planning permission was subsequently granted via delegated decision.
COMMERCIAL LAND AT MONUMENT WAY
Chroma was appointed to manage the submission of a full planning application for a 3,168sqm building for logistics/ warehousing in a strategically important location in Kent.
The scheme came with its planning issues including ecology, drainage, design and landscape which we were able to prepare and implement a strategy to overcome.
Permission was granted and Chroma have been retained to manage the technical team through the discharge of planning conditions as well as submission of non-material amendment applications.
STRATEGIC COMMERCIAL LAND AT GATEHOUSE CLOSE
Chroma was appointed to manage a multidisciplinary team to prepare and submit a full planning application to Aylesbury Borough Council which included preparation of planning strategy. A full planning application was submitted for 185,000sqft (17,200sqm) of logistics/distribution floorspace in the heart of Aylesbury which will significantly contribute to the Council’s supply of employment floorspace.
EBURY STREET, WESTMINSTER
Successful receipt of Planning Permission and Listed Building Consent for basement works and rear garden extensions to a Grade II Listed Building. Chroma P&D managed the application process and submitted the applications to Westminster City Council.
STRATEGIC COMMERCIAL LAND AT KINGMOOR
Chroma was appointed to lead and manage a multidisciplinary team to prepare and submit an outline planning application for 140,000sqft (12,900sqm) of logistics/employment floorspace. The site was unallocated, greenfield land and had a number of matters to consider and overcome as part of the application submission. Chroma have successfully received planning permission and led discussions with the Local Authority on appropriate wording of phased planning conditions.
Chroma was appointed to review the Council’s decision making, following refusal, for proposals to partially demolish at the rear and rebuild with a modern extension.
The property is a Grade II Listed Building within a conservation area. Chroma was subsequently appointed to prepare and submit a planning and listed building appeal and cost claim to the Planning Inspectorate.
Both appeals were allowed (permitted) and the Inspector supported the heritage case made by Chroma.
LONDON BOROUGH OF CROYDON
Permission was granted for a prior approval application and a certificate of lawful proposed development to a property in South London, Streatham. There were a few obstacles to overcome but we reached resolution through successful collaboration with the Planning Officers at Croydon Council
CASTLE HOTEL WINDSOR
Chroma submitted planning and listed building applications at the Grade II Listed hotel in Windsor. The instruction involved advising on local consultation, preparing managing and submitting the applications to the Council. Both Listed Building Consent and Planning Permission granted at committee.
BRISLINGTON HOUSE EXTENSION
Planning permission was granted for the provision of a side and rear extension to an existing residential property in Brislington, Bristol.
Work included providing advice on permitted development rights and making a case for the suitability of the proposed extension works based on a consideration of all planning matters and research on local precedents.
The construction team were planned to start and so we had to work diligently and collaboratively with the Council to ensure planning permission was granted in time to allow the construction to begin. Our collaborative and efficient approach resulted in planning permission successfully being granted 4 weeks ahead of the Council’s determination date.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
"What can I say about Chroma Planning and Development other than that they made our dream a reality with their professional, personal and bespoke consultancy for our planning proposal.
We bought a site at auction in the Greenbelt for our award winning judo club but unbeknownst to me and having invested my mum’s pension pot, we were told planning permission would not be possible to develop the site….. In stepped Chroma Planning; they took a proposal that was effectively dead in the water and helped us achieve planning permission within 6 months through their diligent and caring approach that was packed with an incredible knowledge base. They understand intimately the ‘minefield’ that is planning and help you to navigate it with their fantastic communication skills.
I could not recommend them highly enough and will be forever grateful to them for ensuring we have a community judo club thanks to their expertise within the planning industry."