Michelmores advises Yelland Quay Limited on planning obligations to secure a 250 home development approved on appeal at The Waterfront, Yelland Quay

The Michelmores Planning team, led by Sarah Reardon and supported by David Blakeley, has recently assisted Yelland Quay Limited on its successful appeal to over-turn a decision in respect of the 250 home development at The Waterfront, Yelland Quay, Devon.

The original planning application was dated in 2016 and a decision to reject the application was made in 2021 by the Council. Yelland Quay Limited brought an appeal against the Council's decision and the appeal was allowed in June 2022.

The land of nearly 40 hectares was previously the site of an operational coal fired power station, although most of the associated buildings were demolished over 30 years ago. The re-development of the brownfield site consists of a nine stage programme spanning around 13 years. The scheme is for 250 new homes in addition to the associated community centre building, restaurants and employment space to serve the local community. The development is estimated to bring £400 million to the local economy and facilitate 840 construction jobs over the lifespan of the project.

Michelmores acted on behalf of Yelland Quay Limited to negotiate with North Devon District Council and Devon County Council to secure the necessary planning obligations for the appeal by way of a S106 Agreement. Among others, the agreement secured key obligations relating to the preservation of ecology, and the creation of green open spaces including play areas in the development.