Milestone moment for 1,400 Dwelling Urban Extension

We are pleased to confirm that this week North Kesteven District Council’s Planning Committee resolved to approve the S106 package for a sustainable urban extension application to Sleaford, Lincolnshire prepared by Peacock and Smith with masterplanning input provided by DLA Architects’ Leeds office.

The outline application, which relates to 70 hectares of greenfield land to the west of Sleaford, proposes the following:

  • 1,400 dwellings (incorporating a care home/retirement units).
  • Two form entry primary school.
  • Secondary education facility.
  • 3 hectares of employment land (Class B1 light industrial and offices).
  • Local centre incorporating a community centre, 1,190 sq.m of A1 retail floorspace with offices, a public house and family restaurant, 40 bedroom hotel and health centre.
  • New roundabout access from A15 and secondary access arrangements.
  • Outdoor sports facilities, public open space and sustainable drainage features

Peacock and Smith has project managed the Sleaford West application on behalf of a consortium of landowners, and also co-ordinated the Environmental Impact Assessment.  If you require any details about the scheme please contact Mark Eagland (

10 November 2017

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Residential development in the Green Belt secures Planning Permission

Katrina Hulse at Peacock and Smith has successfully obtained outline planning permission for up to four residential units on a Green Belt site at Meadowbank Farm, Bramhope.  Meadowbank Farm formerly operated as a pig farm until circa 2000 when agricultural operations ceased.  Subsequently, some of the redundant buildings were used for storage and office space and earlier this year Peacock and Smith successfully obtained Lawful Development Certificates for B1 and B8 uses on the site.  The effect of this was that those areas covered by the Certificates were now previously developed land rather than greenfield land.  Under the Green Belt exceptions set out in the National Planning Policy Framework the redevelopment of previously developed sites, provided that they do not have a greater impact on the openness of the Green Belt and the purposes of including land within it than the existing development, are deemed to be acceptable.


The existing site consists of an extensive array of vacant and dilapidated buildings with associated hardstanding.  Leeds City Council were of the view that ‘the scale of the buildings and their current condition results in significant harm to the character and appearance of the landscape’.  The outline proposals which were designed by PRA Ltd, will bring significant and quantifiable improvements to the openness and character of the Green Belt.


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