I have been tackling another project this week with the heritage team. This was to draft a heritage statement for the demolition of an industrial site in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. As an area I am not familiar with I always learn a lot from heritage projects as each site had its own unique heritage assets to consider.
I completed some speculative work for Partner Will Edmonds for a hospital site in east London. This involved considering the possibility of redeveloping the hospital for residential use. I had to research relevant planning policy regarding the loss of the hospital as a community use. A summary of this was then sent to the client looking to develop the site.
This week we had our professional services, residential and planning departmental catch up. An informal meeting was held to update each department on current topics other departments should consider. Planning briefed on the status of office to residential permitted development rights whilst professional services and residential presented on Compulsory Purchase Orders (CPOs) and Land and Tenant Act 1954 as ways of gaining vacant possession. This meeting was followed by drinks which enabled me to meet people from other departments heavily linked to planning.