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Slinfold Golf Club


We were retained by the owners of Slinfold Park, a successful golf and spa resort to assist Indigo Planning to prepare an application for planning permission for extensions to the existing golf clubhouse to provide additional treatment rooms, function space and a 70-bed golf lodge. Our remit was to demonstrate the business case for the proposed development which was complemented by the erection of a new golf academy building with additional driving range and training bays. Planning permission was granted in early 2016.

For Alaska Development Consultants, we prepared a report in support of a planning application for conversion of the Brighton Hippodrome into a Vue cinema complex with associated restaurants. Brighton Hippodrome Concept ImageThe planning authority supported the application as being the only viable option for preservation of the building and for its future use as an entertainment centre. The Hippodrome has been empty for several years since its last use as a bingo hall and the internal fabric is deteriorating. The cost of restoration and refurbishment is substantial. Local campaigners mounted a vigorous challenge to the proposals in pursuit of the objective of saving the Hippodrome as a theatre. The landowners have sold the building and the new owners are not now proceeding with the cinema proposals.

We were asked to carry out an appraisal of plans for the development of high quality holiday cottages at a site in the Eden District of Cumbria in the Lake District. In particular, we were asked to advise on:

1)      Likely rents

2)      Likely occupancy rates

3)      Commentary on unit sizes and numbers of bedrooms

4)      Facilities to be offered on site

5)      Likely costs of management (having an on-site manager); and running costs generally. Read the rest of this entry »

We have considerable experience of providing expert support in the planning application process. The current economic climate has dampened the enthusiasm of developers in the UK to promote new projects, but in spite of that, 2011 brought us two new cases. Read the rest of this entry »

We were commissioned by the Council to provide an independent assessment of the business case for proposed developments at Malton Golf Club in support of the club’s planning application assembled by Bidwells. Read the rest of this entry »