ARMSTRONG RIGG PLANNING
Site: Various Nationwide
Client: Grafton Plc
Working closely with one of the leading companies in the Building Trade Sector, ARP has been successful in acting for Grafton in securing planning permissions for new and existing premises across their range of different brands and trading formats.
In particular ARP has a 100% success rate in securing permission for Selco Builders Warehouses which has supported their ambitious programme of store expansion nationwide. This includes the coordination of an application required to accommodate a store relocation forced by compulsory purchase proceedings on their existing premises. In order to safeguard the smooth transition of jobs, customer expectations and company turnover, permission needed to align with a tight programme.
ARP have acted on the company’s behalf in progressing applications for new build stores, extensions and change of use applications to existing premises, applications for advertisement consent, post permission work and resolution of enforcement proceedings. It has also included advising on planning history records and planning constraints affecting both new and existing sites.
Key to the success of the relationship has been a keen understanding of the trading formats of the different arms of the business, conveying that clearly to Local Planning Authorities and working quickly and efficiently to advise on planning constraints and secure permissions within prescribed timescales in order to align with commercial expectations.