Master Planning and Site Promotion

baeWe work with landowners and planning consultants to promote sites for development through the Local Plan Process. With particular emphasis on working with political and local communities to help create awareness and understanding of how future development may progress.

We are experienced in collaborative planning and neighbourhood planning. We facilitate workshops and consultation to support masterplan development, working with local communities to define and refine how a new site will integrate into the existing town or village.

Currently, we are working on a range of projects across the south and south east including: 2,500 homes in Epping Forest, Essex, which includes several schools, commercial and community amenities; 300 homes in St. Albans, Hertfordshire; 1,000 homes in Elmbridge, Surrey, which is 50% affordable and includes a school; We are also in the early stages of promoting sites for 6,000 homes elsewhere in Surrey; and 10,000 homes in Oxfordshire.

Wisley Airfield, Surrey

This derelict airfield contains the largest previously developed site within the Guildford Greenbelt. Following extensive engagement it has been allocated in Guildford’s draft local plan.

Birchall Garden Suburb, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire

A proposed garden suburb to provide for the housing and social needs of the local community. The site straddles East Herts and Welwyn Hatfield councils. Whilst it is in the Green Belt it has been allocated in both emerging local plans.

Plymouth Airport, Devon

An ongoing communications programme for the former airport encompassing national and local political engagement. The programme aims to have the site allocated within the Plymouth and South West Local Plan.

Drake Park, Elmbridge, Surrey

Chelgate is assisting with a planning application for over 1,054 new homes on 147 acres in Hersham. The plans would see the former quarry transformed into a new sustainable village community with a 70 acre riverside park. The development will consist of a combination of 1- 5- bed apartments and houses. Plans for the site include a shop, a surgery, a pub, a two-form entry primary school and over 500 affordable homes.

Lower Feltham, London Borough of Hounslow:

Chelgate was retained by SLPT, a Far East investment trust, to promote a large greenbelt brownfield site in Feltham. The 126 acre former quarry and landfill site has remained largely unused for over 30 years and is largely overgrown. The site, which is next to the Feltham Young Offenders Institute and BP’s headquarters, is ideal for commercial, residential and leisure uses. This was a long term project, which was expected to last 8-10 years. We carried out the initial community consultation, engaging with residents surrounding the site, and local councillors, in a collaborative planning process.