Ambitious Plans for Northern Gateway Scheme

Ambitious Plans for Northern Gateway Scheme

Plans for one of the UK’s largest and most significant regeneration initiatives were endorsed for public consultation by Manchester City Council’s Executive on 25 July.



'Super Team' to Shape Gateway Masterplan

'Super Team' to Shape Gateway Masterplan

Liverpool City Council has appointed a “super team” of planning experts to develop a masterplan for the Knowledge Quarter Gateway site to a £2bn flagship regeneration scheme.

Green light for new 17-storey hotel

Green light for new 17-storey hotel

Acting on behalf of Property Alliance Group, GVA HOW Planning has secured full planning consent for a new 17-storey hotel at 55 Portland Street.

Plans Approved for Former C6 and Nestle Site

Plans Approved for Former C6 and Nestle Site

Wakefield Metropolitan Borough Council has granted outline planning approval for a new 26ha, residential led development in Castleford, which has the potential to deliver a mix of uses including up to 1,400 new homes, extra care provision and a new local centre.

GVA merges HOW Planning into its business

GVA merges HOW Planning into its business

GVA announces today the acquisition of HOW Planning (HOW), which it will merge into its existing planning, development and regeneration team. HOW will dovetail with a wide range of related services including regeneration, development, compulsory purchase, economic planning and finance, reinforcing GVA’s multi-service approach to planning and development advice.

We’re Celebrating

We’re Celebrating

HOW has been named as Planning Team of the Year at the 2018 Insider North West Property Awards.

New Homes for Swinton Approved

New Homes for Swinton Approved

Bellway Homes’ plans for a new residential development on land at Campbell Road in Swinton have been given the go-ahead by Salford City Council’s Planning Committee.

Plans Approved for Beehive Business Park

Plans Approved for Beehive Business Park

HOW Planning has successfully secured full planning approval for the redevelopment of a 3.25ha allocated site in Ulverston. Developer, Rawdon Property Group plans to transform the site into an extensive employment-led, mixed use development.

Plans Approved for Lancashire Housing Scheme

Plans Approved for Lancashire Housing Scheme

Acting on behalf of Wainhomes (North West) Limited, HOW Planning has successfully secured planning permission for an extensive housing development in Preston.

New Plans for Hyde

New Plans for Hyde

Acting on behalf of Taylor Wimpey, HOW Planning has successfully secured planning permission for an extensive housing development in Hyde.

New Homes Allowed on Appeal for Kingmoor Park Properties

New Homes Allowed on Appeal for Kingmoor Park Properties

Acting on behalf of Kingmoor Park Properties Limited, HOW Planning has secured outline planning approval on appeal for up to 300 new homes at Harker Industrial Estate in Carlisle; a former Ministry of Defence piece of land.

Chapel Square Scheme Approved

Chapel Square Scheme Approved

Trafford Council has resolved to grant planning permission for a new multi-storey car park and residential-led mixed use scheme in Altrincham, Cheshire. HOW Planning submitted the full planning application on behalf of local developer Citybranch Healthcare and the decision paves the way for 70 new apartments to be built in the town centre.

New Homes Given the Go Ahead in Faversham

New Homes Given the Go Ahead in Faversham

Acting on behalf of Preston Fields Land Trustees, HOW Planning has successfully secured outline planning permission for 250 new homes on a 10.25ha site in Faversham, Kent.

Plans Secured for City Centre Bowling Alley

Plans Secured for City Centre Bowling Alley

Acting on behalf of D2 Investments Ltd, HOW Planning has secured planning approval for the redevelopment of a former warehouse on Duke Street in Liverpool; a decision which will see the creation of the city centre’s first bowling alley.

City to Adopt Planning Principles for Ten Streets

City to Adopt Planning Principles for Ten Streets

Liverpool City Council’s Cabinet is set to approve a new planning policy to shape the development of a creativity district in the Ten Streets area of north Liverpool, which could generate up to 2,500 new jobs.

Manchester at Mipim

Manchester at Mipim

MIPIM is fast approaching and once again HOW Planning will be attending as part of the Manchester Partnership, one of the most significant contributors to the world leading property event.

‘We did it!’

‘We did it!’

HOW scooped the award for Planning Consultancy Team of the Year at the 2018 Insider North West Residential Property Awards.

Plans for Moxy Hotel in Chester

Plans for Moxy Hotel in Chester

HOW Planning has submitted a detailed planning application for a Moxy Hotel at the former Broughton Retail Centre site in Chester City Centre. The former retail centre has already seen the delivery of the new Waitrose store, high quality areas of public realm and a new pedestrian/cyclist bridge over the Shropshire Union Canal and this scheme will complete the wider development of the area.

HOW Announces Further Expansion to Growing Team

HOW Announces Further Expansion to Growing Team

Manchester based HOW Planning is starting 2018 with a further six additions to its growing planning and environmental advisory team, including a new Partner, Richard Kevan, to lead its EIA team.

New Homes Approved for Kingmoor Park Properties

New Homes Approved for Kingmoor Park Properties

Acting on behalf of Kingmoor Park Properties, HOW Planning has secured outline planning approval for up to 372 dwellings including associated open space and infrastructure at the former Bridgewater Business Park in Leigh, which will transform the site into a high quality residential scheme.