ARMSTRONG RIGG PLANNING

Fyfield Research & Business Park

Site: Fyfield Research & Business Park, Chipping Ongar

Client: Fyfield Joint Venture

Fyfield Research & Business Park

ARP successfully secured outline planning permission on behalf of Fyfield Joint Venture for the redevelopment and expansion of this large, but underutilised, existing commercial site within the Essex Green Belt for mixed use development comprising the part retention of existing commercial floorspace, 105 dwellings and a retail unit.  In granting the application, Epping Forest District Council agreed that very special circumstances had been demonstrated that were sufficient to justify the proposals so far as the high quality design approach would minimise any impact on the openness of the Green Belt and the purpose of its designation, and the scheme would make an important contribution to providing new homes in an area with a significant shortfall in supply and were vital to maintaining the viability of the site’s commercial use and secure its long term future.