Project

Advising a planning
strategy for Pukka Pies

We were asked to advise on and devise a planning strategy to enable Pukka Pies to remain in the local area through expansion and improvement to their existing facility.

The Pukka Pies site has a significant number of physical constraints to growth, including a railway, highways and flood zone problems.

The growth site is located within Flood Zone 3 and is a historic backfilled quarry. Early engagement with the Environment Agency and the local planning authority led to the agreement on a strategy. A public exhibition was followed by an enabling planning application for the provision of drainage improvements (level changes), pedestrian linkages, biodiversity and landscape enhancements to the site. The first application was submitted and approved with conditions. A full planning application then followed for a 50,000 sq. ft. production facility associated offices (Use Classes B1, B2 and B8) together with associated landscaping, highway improvements, parking and servicing (including works to create an elevated plateau and flood attenuation).

This planning application was approved, subject to conditions and Marrons Planning is now in the process of preparing and submitting a number of Discharge of Condition applications in relation to planning permission to enable lawful commencement of development by Spring 2020.

Two planning
applications
Full planning
strategy
£30m
value

Planning Applications

For many people thinking about making changes to their land or property, permission from the council is often needed, but knowing exactly what you need to do and how you can apply can be complex. We can help you understand the entire planning process, estimate the likely planning application fees, as well as manage the communication with the council too.