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.