MBA is instructed to seek consent for a £40m mixed use masterplan scheme on a 40 hectare site to the south of Comber. This includes 900 housing units, a business park, sheltered accommodation, nursing home and retail development. This major planning application involves many complex flooding and contaminated land issues engaging the EIA and Habitats Regulations. MBA has worked with a large multidisciplinary team including architects and legal and environmental consultants to resolve these matters in a timely fashion.
MBA obtained outline planning consent for a masterplan for 424 dwellings on the western edge of Donaghadee. We co-ordinated a multidisciplinary team including an architect, arboriculturalist, ecologist and traffic consultant in dealing with design and roads safety issues.
MBA were successful in a planning appeal against the refusal of permission for 33 dwellings at Mount Royal, Lisburn. The key issues were intensification of access onto a public road and design.
MBA won an appeal for 3 townhouses on a former single dwelling plot in an established residential area of Belfast. We persuaded the Planning Appeals Commission (PAC) that the proposal would not adversely affect the character of the area and that it met planning policy on residential density.
We won an appeal for the conversion of an agricultural barn with no windows to a dwelling. We drew on our experience of other conversion schemes in demonstrating that PPS21 Policy CTY4 does not preclude the conversion of non traditional buildings with no architectural merit.