Project 

Wandle Riverside, Sutton

London Borough of Sutton

Planning Potential secured planning permission to amend an existing consent, allowing our client to deliver their product

Planning Potential secured planning permission to amend an existing consent, allowing our client to deliver their product

Our client (Redrow Homes) purchased the site with planning consent, however they sought to amend the permission, introducing phasing and their own house types. Planning Potential successfully secured a consent which allowed for the development to be bought forward in three separate phases and secured the amended detail for the first phase of the development, allowing Redrow to start building 51 homes.

We needed to overcome a number of technical difficulties associated with the historic consent before being able to introduce Redrow’s house type to the scheme. We worked closely with Sutton Council to achieve the amendments required. The amendments were initially resisted by the Council and local residents, who were particularly fond of the previous scheme, but after extensive engagement with the Officer’s and local residents we were able to gain support for the first phase of the development. 

Summary of achievements

  • Pre-application consultation with the Local Planning Authority
  • Coordination and preparation of the submission, including liaison with various consultants
  • Ongoing liaison with the local planning authority
  • Carefully monitoring the progress of the application
  • Responding to planning authority concerns during the planning process
  • Consultation with local residents and communications support