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Bluebell Lane, Sharpthorne

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February 2018 - We have secured Full Planning Permission for 14No. three and four bedroom detached houses at Sharpthorne in Sussex for Riverdale Developments Ltd.

The majority of the site is made up of large number of retained mature trees, including an area identified as Ancient Woodland.  We have worked closely with the Local Planning Authority and other statutory bodies in order to achieve an approved scheme.

2017 - Year in Review

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In the beginning…………

2017 marked 14 years of trading for CMYK.  Since then the practice has grown from the original founding three Directors to a team of 15 Architects, Town Planners, Designers and Graphic Specialists.  We’re happy to say that 2017 has been another successful year for our busy practice.  During the last 12 months we have continued to work with some great clients on a large number of projects, as well as forming some exciting relationships with new clients.

The Numbers

In the last year we have secured planning approval for Full, Reserved Matters, and Outline applications on a number of projects, providing 1,798 dwellings.  These have been carried out for a number of clients including Taylor Wimpey, Riverdale Developments, Abbey New Homes, and Linden Homes.

In addition to our approvals, we currently have a number of projects that have been submitted and are awaiting determination.  These developments will total a further 419 dwellings for clients such as Kier living and Reside Developments Ltd.

We presently have nine live projects for a number of clients located around the South East, totalling around 1150 dwellings which are being worked on with a view towards submission in early 2018.

A number of large strategic Land Sites for various clients are currently being worked on, totalling around 3000 dwellings, plus many ongoing feasibility projects.

Town Planning

CMYK continue to be instructed as Town planning consultants on the Sherford New Community and achieved a S73 permission to amend the approved Design Code for the site with the Secretary of State agreeing not call the application in for determination.  We have recently been appointed as Town Planning consultants for the Bishops Stortford North Consortium which will involve seeking Reserved Matters permission for 1300 dwellings. We continue to promote key strategic site in Horsham, Woking and East Hampshire.  We successfully achieved planning permission for residential sites in South Northamptonshire, Central Bedfordshire, Mid Sussex, South Downs National Park, Tunbridge Wells, Aylesbury Vale, London Borough of Bexley and Milton Keynes.

Newton Leys, Phase 5

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November 2017 - Reserved Matters Approval gained for 248 dwellings on Phase 5 of the Newton Leys development on behalf of Taylor Wimpey South Midlands.

This Application forms part of the wider Newton Leys development on the outskirts of Milton Keynes and CMYK are pleased to continue their involvement with Taylor Wimpey on this development.

We worked closely with our client, Planning Officers, Highway Officers and other Local Authority consultees to design a scheme that proposes a clear hierarchy of street types and character areas.  The design includes Open Space and formal Play Areas.  The scheme provides a range of accommodation from 1 bed apartments to 5 bed houses.

Hawkhurst, Kent

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October 2017 - We are pleased to announce that we have secured a Reserved Matters planning approval for 29 dwellings, including 9 affordable units, at Hawkhurst in Kent for Riverdale Developments.

The site falls within the North Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and has been designed around a central open space.  A large number of the existing mature trees on the site boundaries have been preserved, providing the opportunity for Ecological mitigation zones to be incorporated.

Wixams, Bedfordshire

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September 2017 - 217 homes Approved on behalf of Abbey Homes on Parcel 4.1 of the Wixams development in Bedfordshire.

Parcel 4.1 forms part of the Western Gateway in to the overall Wixams Major Development Area which includes Schools, Recreation Areas, Employment Facilities and Transport Features.  A mixture of both Private and Affordable homes are provided, ranging from 2 bedroom Apartments up to 5 bedroom houses.

Erith

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September 2017 - Reserved Matters Approval gained via a Delegated Decision for Phase 1 of the re-development of the land off Richmer Road, Erith on behalf of Abbey Homes.  

Phase 1 consists of 117 dwellings, including 33 Affordable homes and over 3,700 square feet of commercial space (for A1 / D1 use).  The Outline Consent for the overall site allows up to 336 dwellings and we look forward to working closely with Abbey Homes on the next phases.

Newton Leys Phase 6

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August 2017 - Reserved Matters Approval gained for 183 dwellings on Phase 6 of the Newton Leys development on behalf of Taylor Wimpey.

This Application forms part of the wider Newton Leys development on the outskirts of Milton Keynes and CMYK are pleased to continue their involvement with Taylor Wimpey on this development.

We worked closely with our client, Planning Officers, Highway Officers and other Local Authority consultees to design a scheme that proposes a clear hierarchy of street types and character areas.  The design includes Play Areas and Green Corridors with a more continuous form of development along the Primary Streets and less formal arrangements towards the Parkland Edge.

Planning Consent was granted via Delegated Powers at Officer Level.

Biggleswade Site 3

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August 2017 - Reserved Matters Approval gained for 134 dwellings on Parcels 15, 16 & 18 of the Biggleswade development on behalf of Taylor Wimpey.

The Application site is made up of three parcels, two of which front on to the overall development edge and entrance roundabout. We overcame these constraints with a design that allowed for substantial landscape areas between the built form and highways.  The scheme comprises a mixture of houses and apartments, designed to address the Landscape areas and Public Realm.

CMYK have been involved in securing Planning Permissions on a number of parcels on this development for Taylor Wimpey and hope to continue their involvement on future parcels as they come forward.

A Fond Farewell

August 2017 - We say good bye to one of our Design Managers in August as Harry Thompson leaves to further his career in Landscape Design.  Harry has been with CMYK for over 6 years and will be missed by us all.

We would like to thank him for all his efforts and endeavours over the years and wish him the best of luck in the future.

Welcome Back!

August 2017 - We welcome back Becky Lake from her Maternity leave.  Becky is a Design Manager at CMYK and took a year off following the birth of her daughter Lilly.

Don’t worry Becky, no-one touched your stuff !