Sharps Redmore help obtain planning permission for Mercedes-Benz and Porsche car dealerships on the outskirts of Hull.
In partnership with the Wykeland Group Ltd., a leading Hull based property development company, and Tyler Parkes Planning, two suitable locations were identified within their portfolio of local business sites, one in Melton for Mercedes, and the other, for Porsche, at Bridgehead, Hessle. The high-quality design of both schemes, and the identity of the occupiers was a major factor in this process.
Both sites have outline planning permissions for B1/B2 & B8 ‘Employment development’, but since a car dealership is not classed as ‘employment’ for the purposes of the regulations the Listers proposals were not authorised under those consents and fresh planning applications were required and submitted. Some Planning Authorities accept that dealerships are appropriate to such sites, whilst other do not.
In support of these applications, Sharps Redmore carried out long term noise surveys at the boundaries of the site to the nearest noise sensitive residential premises to determine existing and background noise levels. Calculations and predictions of noise levels were undertaken covering the range of activities expected at the dealerships, including car transporter vehicle deliveries and unloading, car workshop activities, valeting and external mechanical plant.
Consideration was given to the layout of the site in order that the dealerships could operate without causing significant impact at any residential property.
As the local Town Council had objected to the proposal on policy grounds, the Porsche application was reported to the Council’s Planning Committee, with an Officer recommendation for approval, which Members endorsed. The Mercedes application was also approved, under officers’ ‘delegated powers’. Both were determined within the Council’s statutory 13-week period for major development.
Listers intend to commence work on the Porsche site this spring, so passing motorists will soon see an exciting, contemporary building emerging on this site.
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