Volume Housebuilder Sector – Planning Project Managment
Planning and Environmental Consultancy Management to secure detailed planning permission.
Nevis were commissioned by Mactaggart and Mickel in 2019 to provide Town Planning consultancy and ecology advice, together with a project management role in relation to detailed planning applications for a 550-unit development site near Falkirk. The original site masterplan, drawn up in 2009, anticipated a series of applications for different housing phases and other land use project elements. The complex permission was subject to numerous planning conditions, designed to control project delivery.
Nevis were project and planning leads, appointed to take forward detailed planning applications and secure discharge of earlier planning conditions. Nevis also delivered detailed site survey work, to address ecology and habitat focused planning conditions. A revised site masterplan was approved in 2021 alongside detailed consents for site infrastructure and a first phase housing project to deliver on an affordable housing obligation. Nevis has also advised the client on matters relating to the Section 75 Planning Agreement and secured a change in the timing of delivery of commercial units within the development.
Our ecology team were appointed to deliver an Ecological Impact Assessment and Site Biodiversity Plan and undertook a range of dedicated surveys, including, Bat and Badger Survey, Reptiles, Invasive Species, Phase 1 Habitat Survey and a Grassland Survey as well as preparing a site Construction Environmental Management Plan. We continue to advise the client.