Success at Drakelow Park

Leeds-based firm, Walton & Co (Planning Lawyers), has advised Drakelow Developments Limited and E.ON Power on successfully gaining planning permission for Drakelow Park at Burton on Trent.  David Walton and James Cook of Walton & Co both worked within a large multi-disciplined team on the project over a period of 3 years. 


Walton & Co led the team in both the negotiation and drafting of a major Section 106 planning agreement with a value of circa £90million including affordable housing, primary and secondary schools, healthcare provision and major public transport contributions including highway infrastructure to the A38.  The application was accompanied by a full Environmental Impact Assessment. 


The former power station site has been granted permission for 2,239 dwellings incorporating a retirement village, two local centres and a primary school together with an additional 540,000 sq ft of employment uses. 


About waltonandco

Planning Law firm based in Leeds. Advising upon major infrastructure projects and more complicated negotiations is our forte but we are experienced in all aspects of planning law and policy. In the latest rankings within Chambers UK 2017, Walton & Co has been ranked as a leading firm. In addition, a significant part of our practice is advising upon highway and transportation matters, which may often form pre-conditions to the commencement of development. Compulsory purchase law and compensation form an increasing proportion of our work, where we often work with clients' retained property and agricultural lawyers and surveyors. We also advise local and public authorities including Parish Councils upon planning related administrative issues.
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