Below are some examples of projects HPD has helped to deliver. 

Proposal: Construction of 11 dwellings

Location: Shipley Fire Station, Saltaire, West Yorkshire

Our role: Heritage Consultant 

Architect: West + Machell 

Client: Incommunities 

HPD worked with the design team and provided a Heritage Statement to support the demolition of Shipley Fire Station and the construction of 11 new dwellings on the edge of Saltaire Conservation Area and World Heritage Site. The application was approved first-time.

Proposal: Removal of site from green belt and allocation as housing site 

Location: Oxford Road, Gomersal, West Yorkshire

Our role: Planning Consultant 

Architect: S+SA & Riva Homes

Client: Private 

HPD worked with the client and a broad professional team over a number of years to have this site successfully removed from the green belt and allocated as a housing site by the recently adopted Kirklees Local Plan. Riva Homes is due to start the construction of 22 homes shortly.

Proposal: Outline planning permission for the construction of up to 70 dwellings

Location: Idle, Bradford, West Yorkshire

Our Role: Planning Consultant 

Client: Private (developed by Avant Homes)

HPD led a design team preparing a planning application and subsequent appeal that was allowed, granting planning permission for up to 70 dwellings, on land allocated as ‘urban greenspace’. This was the first successful appeal of its kind in the Bradford District and the site is now being developed by Avant Homes.

Proposal: Construction of 32 dwellings 

Location: Bradford, West Yorkshire

Our role: Heritage Consultant 

Architect: Watson Batty

Client: Barnfield Construction and Incommunities

HPD worked with the architect and client to firstly secure conservation area consent for demolition and then to secure planning permission for the construction of 32 new dwellings.

Proposal: Part subterranean extension linking two listed buildings

Location: Feizor, Yorkshire Dales National Park

Our role: Heritage and Planning Consultant 

Architect: PS9 Architects 

Client: Private 

Following a negative pre-application enquiry, HPD worked with the architect and client to develop this innovative proposal and achieve planning and listed building consent first-time. The Council have since used it as an example of good design. 

Proposal: Planning permission for a special needs education building

Location: Saltaire, West Yorkshire

Our role: Heritage Consultant 

Architect: Rance Booth Smith 

Client: Shipley College 

HPD worked with the architect and client to achieve planning permission for a new and contemporary building within Saltaire Conservation Area and adjacent to Saltaire World Heritage Site and numerous listed buildings. The application was approved first-time. 

Proposal: Re-cladding of building and change of use to builders’ merchant 

Location: Bingley, West Yorkshire

Our role: Planning and Heritage Consultant and Designer 

Client: James Gore & Sons/ J T Atkinson

HPD worked with James Gore & Sons over a number of years to consider potential alternative uses for their haulage yard and develop and execute a planning strategy for this challenging site within the green belt and the Leeds and Liverpool Canal Conservation Area. It is now occupied by J T Atkinson. 

Proposal: Construction of 24 dwellings

Location: Sandy Lane, Bradford, West Yorkshire

Our role: Planning Consultant 

Architect: VIDA

Client: Batty Developments 

HPD worked with the architect and client to overcome various concerns, undertake a public consultation and obtain planning consent with favorable section 106 terms.  

Proposal: Listed building consent for replacement windows (grade II*)

Location: Bradford, West Yorkshire

Our role: Heritage Consultant and Designer 

Client: Private 

HPD worked with the client and a joiner to survey the existing windows and prepare an application which included both the replacement and repair of windows. The application was approved first-time and within 8 weeks.

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