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Indoor Trampoline Park Approved in Stockton

England & Lyle have secured consent on behalf of Funshack for an indoor trampoline park at the Mandale Retail Park, Portrack, Stockton-on-Tees.  The approved trampoline park is due to open towards the end of October 2015. Read More >>

Retail Unit Approved in Flamborough

England & Lyle have gained planning permission on behalf of Warrior Developments Limited for the erection of a retail unit within the heart of the village of Flamborough.  The proposals will secure the redevelopment of a prominent, vacant site within the Conservation Area with a modern format… Read More >>

Wynyard Rose Garden & Visitor Centre Officially Opens

Great to see that the Wynyard Rose Garden and Visitor Centre was officially opened to the public yesterday. E&L assisted Cameron Hall Developments in achieving planning approval for the development.http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/sir-john-hall-reveals-blooming-9788469 Read More >>

Expansion at North York Moors Caravan Park

England & Lyle has secured planning permission for the siting of an additional 40 static caravans within the North York Moors National Park, at York House Caravan Park, near Whitby Read More >>

England & Lyle Appointed for Fletton Quays Project

“The Peterborough Investment Partnership (a joint venture between the council and the Lucent Strategic Land Fund) has announced this week that it plans to submit an outline planning application for the Fletton Quays site in a couple of months. The PIP aims to bring new investment into Peterborough… Read More >>

Appeal allowed in Selby for 22 houses

England & Lyle have secured planning permission for 22 dwellings on a site in the village of Hambleton. The Council took the view that the application could not be determined for procedural reasons a contention that we challenged until it became clear that the only way to make the Council concede… Read More >>

173 apartments for Terrys Chocolate Works, York

England & Lyle, acting for the land owner Henry Boot Developments Ltd, has helped secure planning permission for the conversion of the Grade II listed Multi Storey Factory  building, on the iconic Terry's chocolate factory site near York Racecourse, into 173 apartments for specialist residential… Read More >>

5* Hotel for Grade II* Woolsington Hall, Newcastle upon Tyne

England & Lyle, acting for Cameron Hall Developments, has secured the support of Newcastle City Council for the conversion of the Grade II* Woolsington Hall, which lies in the Green Belt north of Newcastle, into a 5* boutique hotel, together with an 18 hole golf course, spa, lodges… Read More >>

Appeal Allowed at Prior Street, Darlington

England & Lyle have had an appeal for the residential development of 4 units allowed at Land at rear of 3-4 Hill Garth, Darlington. The main issue was whether the proposed development would safeguard the living conditions of the neighbouring occupiers of dwellings on Hill Garth, having regard to… Read More >>

Amenity Building in Sherburn Approved

England & Lyle have been successful in gaining planning consent for an amenity building to support an existing rural business at East Durham Cathedral Farm in Sherburn, Durham. The building will replace a number of containers currently at the site, and will include office space, storage, a kitchenette… Read More >>

Retail Scheme Allowed at Appeal

Retail scheme granted consent after appeal against Bradford City Councilhttp://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/13423834.Supermarket_giant_wins_convenience_store_battle_with_Bradford_Co Read More >>

England & Lyle joins up with Constructionline

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35 houses approved in Middleton Tyas

E&L have successfully secured outline planning permission (subject to S106) for up to 35 dwellings on Land North of Kneeton Lane, Middleton Tyas on behalf of Corngrove LLP.  Read More >>

Appeal Success for change of use in Morpeth

England & Lyle have been successful in appealing a decision by Northumberland County Council to refuse planning consent for a change of use of the former Strettle Memorials in Morpeth from an A1 use to A4 Drinking Establishment use. In allowing the appeal, the Inspector was satisfied… Read More >>

140 houses approved in Sunderland

England & Lyle have secured planning consent for the redevelopment of a large brownfield site in Sunderland. Read More >>

Large Employment site approved in Darlington

Darlington planning committee have supported a scheme which will see upto 2,700 new jobs created to the north of the town. The final decision is dependent on the signing of a Section 106. Read More >>

Change of Use success in Rotherham

England & Lyle have been successful in securing planning consent for a change of use from a B8 Industrial Unit to A1 Retail at Hellaby Industrial Estate in Rotherham. The consent will allow Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice to sell second hand furniture items that have been donated to the… Read More >>

Agricultural Works Dwelling Approved

E&L have secured planning permission for the erection of a new dwelling in the Richmondshire countryside for one of our farmer clients. The scheme will allow for the continued use of a new agricultural holding on land famed by the same clients for many years. The scheme was resubmitted following… Read More >>

Holiday Lodges Approved

Bespoke holiday lodges approved on the bank of the River Tees near Yarm. Twitter: wym-1425990589877Linkedin: wym-1425990629457 Read More >>

E&L are Recruiting !

We are currently looking for a self motivated ambitious planner who would like to work as part of our team in Darlington. For further details contact jeremy@england-lyle.co.uk  Read More >>

Conversion to six dwellings approved in Richmondshire

A planning application for the conversion of a former fireplace manufacturing site to six dwellings has been approved at Committee by Richmondshire District Council. The Committee members were satisfied that the prospect of the site ever being used for employment again was unlikely and… Read More >>

Retail Unit approved in Leeds

England & Lyle have secured planning consent for the use of an existing building in Scarcroft for convenience retail. The proposal forms part of a masterplan to see the site redeveloped in the future with new housing.  Read More >>

Holiday Let to Dwelling Approved at Hambleton

Hambleton District Council have approved a S73 application submitted by England & Lyle to allow the removal of a condition restricting the use of a holiday let at Ayrshire Lodge off Brass Castle Lane. The unit, which forms part of an outbuilding conversion approved in January 2014, can… Read More >>

20 years of E&L

To mark our 20th year in practice, we have produced a short brochure showing some of the many schemes that we have been involved in which are now built.  Read More >>

New dwelling in countryside approved

In spite of an officer recommendation (Stockton BC) to refuse, E&L achieved planning permission on behalf of a private client for the retention of a caravan which was being used to establish a new small holding. Councillors were convinced by representations from both E&L and the client himself,… Read More >>

E&L support Carillion Plc in Tower Works bid win

England & Lyle have supported Carillion Plc in their successful bit to redevelop the historic Tower Works site. The scheme will involve an £80 million investment in the site and the creation of a mixed use development in the heart of Leeds.http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/business-news/business-headlines/firm-picked-to-spearhead-80m-development-at-landmark-leeds-site-1-7149072 Read More >>

Hotel Scheme Approved In Fife, Scotland

England & Lyle have helped secure planning consent for the redevelopment of a hotel overlooking the Firth of Forth. The scheme tackled a number of complex issues including the impact of the scheme on the new road bridge which is currently under construction.Twitter: wym-1425990589877Linkedin: wym-1425990629457 Read More >>

Change of Use Approved in Darlington

England & Lyle have secured planning consent for the change of use of the ground floor of a dwelling for use as a convenience store in Darlington. The application was approved under delegated powers by Darlington Borough Council, and will facilitate the enlargement of an existing shop premises in… Read More >>

Housing Scheme Approved in Hambleton, Selby

England & Lyle have secured planning permission for 22 new dwellings in Selby. In spite of policy constraints the scheme was recommended for approved and supported by Members.  Read More >>

Planning Appeal Won in Yarm

England & Lyle have secured planning consent at appeal for a 14 unit housing scheme in Yarm. The proposal was refused due to concerns about impact on residents and on the Green Wedge. However, at appeal the Planning Inspectorate have agreed with E&L's case that the scheme was acceptable in planning… Read More >>

Lawful Development Certificate Approved in Whitby

England & Lyle have secured planning permission via a Lawful Development Certificate for the continued use of a retail unit in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. In spite of objections from Scarborough Borough Council  the application was approved allowing our client to continue operations… Read More >>

Housing Land Allocations in Leeds

Leeds City Council has unveiled the proposed locations for up 66,000 new homes to be built in the area by 2028, including areas of green belt.England & Lyle are acting for a number of clients to ensure that their land is allocated for residential development in the new plan. Read More >>

Waste Recovery & Transfer Station Approved

E&L have secured planning permission for Total Recycling for a new Waste Recovery & Transfer station to complement existing operations on the site in Darlington. Read More >>

Appeal Allowed in Richmond

England & Lyle have secured planning permission for the conversion of farm buildings into 2 dwellings. The appeal was allowed by the Planning Inspectorate against Richmond District Council's decision to refuse the original application. Read More >>

Major Changes to Affordable Housing Guidance

Changes to Planning Policy Guidance (PPG) state that contributions should not be sought from developments of 10-units or less, and which have a maximum combined gross floorspace of no more than 1000sqm. Get in touch for more information.info@england-lyle.co.uk Read More >>

Replacement Dwelling application approved in County Durham

England & Lyle have secured planning consent for a replacement dwelling in the open countryside at Ramshaw, Co. Durham. The application was approved under delegated powers by Durham County Council, and allows the replacement of a bungalow with a large family dwelling. Read More >>

Appeal Allowed in Leeds

England & Lyle have secured planning approval at appeal for four houses in the Thorp Arch area. The issues centered on the Council's insistence that the proposal should be assessed against affordable housing alongside a previously completed housing scheme. England & Lyle produced a viability… Read More >>

Double Success at Redcar & Cleveland Planning Committee

England & Lyle have assisted Taylor Wimpey (North Yorkshire) Ltd in securing planning permission for 150 houses on a green wedge site 24 acres of farmland south of Redcar Road, on the town’s Mickledales estate.Article from evening Gazette: wym-1413534461948 Read More >>

Biogas Power Plant Approved at Imperial Park

England & Lyle has secured planning permission for an Anaerobic Digestion facility within Imperial Park. The scheme was supported by Members of the planning committee in spite of them raising concerns about noise and air quality. Read More >>

Housing granted planning consent in York

England & Lyle have secured planning consent for 14 houses on a former industrial site in York. The scheme involved the creation of an access through an existing residential street. The site had a long history of failed attempts to secure planning consent until England & Lyle's involvement. Read More >>

£10 million school approved in Bolton

hEngland & Lyle have supported Wates construction to deliver planning consent (subject to Sec 106) for a controversial new school in Bolton.A number of issues needed to be overcome including residential amenity, parking, access and policy issues. However the scheme is not minded to approve subject… Read More >>

Residential development approved in Sunderland

On behalf of Stirling Investment Properties Ltd, England and Lyle have secured permission for 140 dwellings on allocated employment land in Sunderland.Members of the Council's North Sub-Committee unanimously approved the outline application subject to the signing of a Section 106 agreement securing… Read More >>

Bungalow application approved in Hurworth

England & Lyle were successful in gaining planning consent at committee for a detached bungalow at Friars Pardon, Hurworth. Whilst concerns were raised by local residents in regard to flooding, highways, and impact on residential amenity, the application was accompanied by a suite of supporting… Read More >>

Permission for Housing in Darlington

England & Lyle have obtained planning permission for three dwellings outside the settlement limits to the north of Darlington. The proposal was supported by planning committee at last months meeting. Read More >>

Planning granted for 7 terraced dwellings in Stockton

E&L have achieved planning approval for the erection of 7 terraced residential dwellings at Land West Of Bowesfield Primary School,Northcote Street,Stockton-on-Tees. Read More >>

Planning Consent Secured for supported accommodation

Planning consent secured for supported accommodation for vulnerable young families and adults in the countryside outside Darlington. England & Lyle have achieved the permission on behalf of its client in the face of strong public opposition. Read More >>

E&L Latest Newsletter

The document below gives a list of some of the many projects that we have been involved with over the last 12 months. Read More >>

Prior Notification Approved

England & Lyle have demonstrated that planning permission is not required for the conversion of two office buildings in Stockton into residential units. The schemes seek to use the new permitted development rights brought in by the current Government to remove unnecessary planning barriers.  Read More >>

Housing in Countryside approved Wingerworth, Derbyshire

England & Lyle have secured planning permission at appeal for a new dwelling outside the settlement limited of Wingerworth. In determining the application the Inspector agreed with E&L that the lack of a 5 year housing supply was a considerable material consideration and that set against all… Read More >>

Waste Transfer Facility Approved

E&L have secured planning consent for a large waste operator in Darlington to continue serving the town. The scheme involved a relocation of an existing site which will be redeveloped in the near future. Read More >>

E&L expands its team

E&L are delighted to announce a new member of its growing team of planners. Chris Megson joins us having completed his BA and Diploma at Newcastle University and following a year in practice at Milton Keynes Council.  Read More >>

Planning permission granted for housing in public house car park

E&L have secured planning permission in the face of public opposition for a housing development on an existing public house car park. The listed public house will be retained with a new car parking being constructed to the rear of the building.  Read More >>

Brighouse Housing Scheme Approved

England & Lyle have secured planning consent for a small residential development in Calderdale (Brighouse). The scheme will see five executive houses constructed within a steep wooded site in the heart of the town. Read More >>

Newcastle-upon-Tyne Office Opening May 2014

On the back of increased demand for the firms services on Tyneside, Wearside and in Northumberland, England & Lyle are please to announce that the company is now strengthening its efforts in the North-East region, with the opening of a new office in Newcastle from 1st May.Current Senior Planner,… Read More >>

Reserved matters approval achieved for 328 houses in Guisborough

England & Lyle have successfully assisted Taylor Wimpey (North Yorkshire) Ltd in achieving reserved matters approval for 328 houses on land at Galley Hill, Guisborough. Read More >>

Planning permission granted for mixed use development in Leeds City Centre

England & Lyle have secured outline planning permission for a large mixed use development consisting of hotel, office and retail floorspace on a previously developed site in Leeds City Centre. Read More >>

Agricultural Occupancy Condition successfully removed

England & Lyle have secured the removal of an agricultural occupancy condition on a bungalow owned by one of our clients which removes the previous restriction on the use and sale of the dwelling. The removal was achieved via a lawful development certificate to demonstrate that the condition had… Read More >>

Planning permission secured in Kelham Island, Sheffield

England & Lyle have secured planning permission for 51 dwellings on the former Richardsons Cutlery site in central Sheffield. The scheme is to be delivered by Mandale Homes and will be a striking contemporary scheme in a historic urban setting. The scheme was approved by Sheffield's planning committee… Read More >>

Phase two of Rigton Gardens approved, Bardsey, Leeds

Planning permission has been secured by England & Lyle for a second phase of the exclusive development by Berkeley DeVeer. The scheme follows on from a first phase which was won at appeal and then subsequently amended to alter the layout.  Read More >>

Dwelling allowed at Appeal in Neville's Cross, Durham

England & Lyle have been successful at Appeal in securing planning consent for a dwelling at Faraday Court, Durham.  The application was supported by the Case Officer at Durham County Council but was refused by Committee members in October 2013. In allowing the appeal, the Inspector concluded… Read More >>

Witton Park Awarded Civic Trust Commendation

Education scheme in Blackburn where E&L were planning advisers has been given the award with the judges commending the way planning issues such as the PRoW and impact on a SAM has been handled. This new building, situated on a site within Witton Country Park, is linked with the existing… Read More >>

Housing Approved In Langthorpe

England & Lyle have achieved planning consent for a small scheme of 5 dwellings in the village of Langthorpe. A viability appraisal prepared by E&L demonstrated that the site could only take 20% affordable housing as opposed to the 40% previously required on the site. The consent granted is… Read More >>

Planning Permission Granted in Stockton

England & Lyle have secured planning permission for the siting of mobile catering units on land at Portrack Interchange Retail Park in Stockton-on-Tees. Read More >>

Success at Appeal with Costs awarded in Darlington

England & Lyle have won an appeal against Darlington Borough Council for the construction of a single storey annex within the curtilage of a detached dwelling at Tees Grange Avenue, Darlington. The application was refused consent twice at Planning Committee, contrary to officer recommendation… Read More >>

Planning permission granted in Fairburn

E&L have again achieved planning permission for a residential development at Fairburn, Selby. The scheme is to be started within the next 3 months. Read More >>

Conversion of disused barn for residential use in Nunthorpe, Middlesbrough

England & Lyle have secured planning consent for the conversion of a disused former agricultural barn to a holiday let and residential dwelling in the open countryside.In approving the application, the Case Officer at Hambleton District Council concluded that the conversion of the barn, situated… Read More >>

E&L project nominated for Civic Trust Award 2014

Witton Park High School in Blackburn is one of 79 projects have been selected to receive national/international recognition in the 2014 Civic Trust Awards. England & yle assisted architects Studio E and Contractors Balfour Beatty Construction Ltd to achieve planning permission for this… Read More >>

Quarry extension Approved

England and Lyle have successfully secured planning permission to extend the time period for mineral extraction at Lingberry Quarry, Staindrop, County Durham.  The permission will allow the owner to continue extraction for a further period of 5 years after the previous permission had lapsed. Read More >>

Planning consent granted for HIMO

E&L have achieved planning consent for a client to convert a public house. Read More >>

Planning Appeal Success in Stockton

England & Lyle have successfully overturned another Local Authority planning refusal for a large residential extension in the open countryside. The Inspector agreed with E&L that "The proposed development would not have an adverse impact on the character and appearance of the area,… Read More >>

E&L Awarded 'Smarter Planning Champion' Status

Smarter Planning is a planning portal initiative and is all about the practice demonstrating that it meets best practice guidelines.It is a commitment from the practice to deliver a faster, more transparent planning application service using the Planning Portal. Read More >>

Welcome Back!

England & Lyle wishes its valued clients a prosperous New Year.  Read More >>

Planning Consent Secured for Olympic Standard Equestrian Centre in Co. Durham

England & Lyle have assisted in securing planning consent for a £15million equestrian centre, including the provision of  indoor and outdoor arenas, warm-up areas, seating for spectators, restaurant, toilets, offices and other associated facilities at Hilton Moor Farm, Evenwood Gate, Co. Durham.The… Read More >>

Approval for change of use of Art Gallery to Residential Apartments in Saltburn

England & Lyle have successfully achieved planning permission for a private client for the change of use and conversion of an art gallery to residential apartments at The Arts Bank, 29 Milton Street, Saltburn. Read More >>

Success at Planning Committee for Betting Shop in Sheffield

England & Lyle have secured planning consent on behalf of Henry Boot for the change of use of a Retail Unit (A1) to a Betting Shop (A2) within the Central Shopping Area of Sheffield.  Read More >>

Planning Consent granted for housing in Pudsey, Leeds

England & Lyle have secured planning consent for a development of 14 units on a small site in Pudsey, Leeds for its client Mandale Homes. Read More >>

Housing scheme granted in Bishop Auckland

England & Lyle have secured support for the redevelopment of the former BBH Windings factory for 66 new homes. The scheme involved the removal of a dilapidated listed building which was preventing the comprehensive redevelopment of the site. Read More >>

Housing Approved in Durham

England & Lyle have achieved planning permission for a private client for two dwellings in what was previously considered to be open countryside at Toft Hill. Read More >>

Hemlington Grange Masterplan Consultation (Taylor Wimpey)

Taylor Wimpey (North Yorkshire) Ltd has been appointed developer for the Hemlington Grange scheme by Middlesbrough Council and are consulting the local community on the proposals. Details of the forthcoming consultation events and masterplan proposals can be found in the consultation section of… Read More >>

Public Inquiry Success at Redcar

England & Lyle (acting for Taylor Wimpey) have successfully appealed against the Councils decision to refuse residential development on land west of Galley Hill, Guisborough.The appeal was recovered by the Secretary of State who has endorsed the Inspectors recommendation to allow the appeal and… Read More >>

Morley Carr Farm Public Consultation

Taylor Wimpey (North Yorkshire) Ltd will shortly be submitting an application for reserved matters approval to Stockton Borough Council to agree details of layout, landscaping, scale and appearance for a residential development on land at Morley Carr Farm, Yarm.Further details on the scheme are available… Read More >>

Tauheedul Boys School Blackburn

England & Lyle have secured planning permission for the development of a new school in a sensitive location within the conservation area of Corporation Park in Blackburn.E&L were assisting Wates Construction and working alongside JMP Architects on the flagship scheme. Read More >>

England & Lyle appoint Senior Planner

England & Lyle has appointed Jason Whitfield to the post of Senior Planner.  Jason joins the company from Hartelpool Borough Council where he held the post of Planner in the Development Management section for five years. Read More >>

Planning Approval Renewed

England & Lyle has secured the renewal of a planning consent for 9 detached dwellings on the site of the former Eden Bus Garage in West Auckland Read More >>

Planning Appeal Won in Sunderland

England & Lyle have won consent for a client who had an application for an agricultural building refused by Sunderland City Council. The Inspector agreed with E&L's reasoning and allowed the appeal. Read More >>

Planning for the Future - Core Strategy and Urban Core Plan for Gateshead and Newcastle

Newcastle & Sunderlands joint Core strategy has been approved by both Council’s and the submission draft for final consultation will commence shortly.  This will happen for six weeks from 9 September 2013 until 21 October 2013. Read More >>

Biogas Power Plant Approved at Wilton

England & Lyle has secured planning consent for a second Biogas Power Plant at Wilton international. The first scheme is currently in construction at Forty Foot Road in Middlesbrough. Read More >>

Planning Permission Granted for former ATS Bishop Auckland

England & Lyle have secured planning permission for the conversion of the former ATS in Cockerton Hill Conservation Area for use as a vet practice. Read More >>

England & Lyle appoint year out student

Naomi Gibson has joined the firm as part of her year in practive following the completion of her undergraduate studies. Naomi will be assisting the team with a variety of existing projects. Read More >>

Harrogate Housing Scheme Approved

England & Lyle have secured planning permission for 9 dwellings in Harrogate on a former employment site.  The design of the scheme was commended by Members and the client intends to build out the scheme in the near future. Read More >>

Darlington Making and Growing Places DPD

Darlington Borough Council has recently published its ' Preferred Options'  Making and Growing Places Development Plan Document.  This document details a range of potential housing and employment sites that the Council is considering allocating for development.  The public consultation… Read More >>

Planning Appeal Success, Hartlepool

England & Lyle has secured planning permission, on appeal , for an extension to an agricultural building in Hartlepool Borough.  Costs have also be awarded against the Council. Read More >>

E&L are Recruiting

England & Lyle are looking to recruit an RTPI Town Planner, preferably with 2 to 5 years post qualification experience.You will be expected to represent clients, manage and submit planning applications, advise clients on development appraisals and on the LDF process. Experience in the residential… Read More >>

Replacement Dwelling Approved in Wombleton

England & Lyle have gained planning consent for the redevelopment of a former RAF site to accommodate a large country house in the Ryedale Green Belt. Read More >>

Wynyard Hall

England & Lyle has secured planning and listed building consents, on behalf of Cameron Hall Developments Ltd for a new cookery school, visitor centre and marquee in the walled garden of the Grade II* Listed Wynyard Hall Hotel and Conference Centre. Read More >>

Business Expansion Approved in Durham Green Belt

England & Lyle have successfully assisted Fred Henderson with a planning application which will see an expansion to their existing facility at Langley Bridge. Planning permission has been granted. Read More >>

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Indoor Trampoline Park Approved in Stockton >>

England & Lyle have secured consent on behalf of Funshack for an indoor trampoline park at the Mandale Retail Park, Portrack, Stockton-on-Tees.…

Retail Unit Approved in Flamborough >>

England & Lyle have gained planning permission on behalf of Warrior Developments Limited for the erection of a retail unit within the…

Wynyard Rose Garden & Visitor Centre Officially Opens >>

Great to see that the Wynyard Rose Garden and Visitor Centre was officially opened to the public yesterday. E&L assisted Cameron Hall Developments…

Expansion at North York Moors Caravan Park >>

England & Lyle has secured planning permission for the siting of an additional 40 static caravans within the North York Moors National Park,…

England & Lyle Appointed for Fletton Quays Project >>

“The Peterborough Investment Partnership (a joint venture between the council and the Lucent Strategic Land Fund) has announced this week…

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