Alder King Planning Consultants were instructed as part of a multi-disciplinary team led by AECOM to co-ordinate and submit planning and listed building consent applications for the redevelopment and regeneration of the former naval dockyards at South Yard. The applications sought consent for the mixed use employment development of 7.46 ha of land at South Yard in the Devonport Naval Base in Plymouth.
The site, which sits within the new Enterprise Zone, is split into two distinct levels and includes significant heritage assets including listed docks and former Naval buildings. The development will leverage new investment and create up to 1,100 new jobs and 349,000 sq ft of high tech and manufacturing employment space. This will include a Marine Industries Production Campus.
In addition to the main development, the planning application also considered significant issues including preserving the security of residual MOD dock uses, air quality, ecology, pollution, contamination, sustainability and traffic.
The applications were submitted to Plymouth City Council on behalf of the Plymouth City Deal Team, and consent was secured within just four months. The granting of planning permission is a significant component of a land deal between the Ministry of Defence and Plymouth City Council to transfer part of South Yard to the Council for employment-led urban regeneration.