Chase New Homes, which owns the site, had sought permission for 98 apartments in three buildings, an 86-bed hotel and commercial floor space. The application also includes alterations to the multi-storey car park and new bus station facilities.
Features include a roof garden on one of the apartment buildings, a bridge gateway linking two of the buildings, warehouse doors and hoist detailing, feature brick columns, black ironwork columns, and solar panels.
Speaking after Thursday’s development management meeting, Jan Goodeve, executive member for planning and growth, said: “I am truly delighted that approval has been given for the redevelopment of Bircherley Green, it will bring much needed social and economic benefits to our town adding both variety and vibrancy.”
Before making their decision, councillors had considered the quality of the design, the scale and height of the buildings, the impact on the Conservation Area in which Bircherley Green is situated, transport, accessibility and parking.
The full report, planning history and background about the site is now available.