Coxheath, Maidstone, Kent 2017

Following a successful promotion through the local plan for 195 houses, Charterhouse secured outline planning permission for 210 new homes in November 2017.

We faced major public opposition to the project from local residents, ward members and a local MP. Our expertise in public consultation and engagement allowed us to carefully steer the application through to a local decision of the Council’s Planning Committee having first secured an officer’s recommendation for approval.

Our comprehensive submission and meticulous project management allowed us to demonstrate that the proposal satisfied all the development requirements for the area and offered significant enhancements for the local community including the provision of open space; improvements to the footpath network and ecological habitat; resolution of existing flooding and improvements to the local bus service.

Warlingham, Surrey 2018

CSL has an interest in 16.5 acres of green belt land, which forms part of a 22 acre emerging allocation in Tandridge Local Plan. Following the successful promotion through Tandridge local plan, the site has been identified as an emerging allocation. The site is currently allocated for a pro rata share of 120 dwellings with playing field re-provision, this settlement was identified for development because of highly sustainable credentials.

Rugby, Warwickshire 2018

Terms were agreed in October 2016 to promote a small land holding comprising 2.47 acres on the south side of the town. An application seeking outline planning permission for 10 open market dwellings was submitted to the Rugby Borough Council in February 2017, with a further 10 units anticipated in a second phase. The submitted application was supported by detailed technical reports covering matters relating to ecology, flood risk, drainage, noise, geotechnics, trees, landscape and design work.

The application was concluded within seven months of submission, working through various issues raised by statutory consultees. The application was determined by the local planning authority under their Scheme of Delegation, meaning that the planning officers were able to grant planning permission without reporting the application to Planning Committee to request their approval. Planning permission was issued in early 2018 following completion of a Section 106 Agreement to secure financial contributions towards public open space and biodiversity off-setting.

Chertsey, Surrey 2017

In 2006 Charterhouse acquired a freehold interest in 20 acres of Green Belt land on the eastern edge of Chertsey. With a well formulated and executed planning strategy the seven acres of the site was identified in the emerging Runneymede Local Plan for residential development (approximately 120 dwellings) in January 2017.