Redevelopment in Green Belt Case Study

  • Project: Rural Development Case Study
  • Case Study: South Gloucestershire

Case Study

This case study relates to an existing light industrial site comprising a mixture of B1, B2 and B8 uses located in the Green Belt between Bristol and Bath. We were instructed to obtain planning permission for the site’s residential redevelopment. This presented challenges due to the site’s location outside of any Settlement Boundary, combined with being in the Green Belt.

However, as it comprised the complete redevelopment of a previously developed (Brownfield) site, we were able to demonstrate how the proposal would have no greater impact on the Purposes of the Green Belt than the existing buildings and thus complied with national and local policies for development in the Green Belt.

    At the time of submission the Council were also unable to demonstrate an up to date five-year housing land supply. As a result, we were able to show how the new residential development was a sustainable and positive form of new development.

    These circumstances enabled planning permission to be granted for the demolition of the existing buildings and the erection of four dwellings.

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