Planning Permission secured for Logistic and Delivery Lorry Parking for Local Gloucestershire Employer

McLoughlin Planning was approached by a local glazing manufacturer to maximise the efficient use of land within their commercial property. In particular, their aspirations were focused on securing planning permission for additional safe parking bays for HGV and delivery vehicles. As part of the company’s commitment to sustainability, the provision for EV charging within the parking area was also crucial.

Previously the site was made up of dated and uneven hardstanding providing informal parking for HGV vehicles. The existing drainage was also outdated and in need of modernisation to a more sustainable and efficient system. Working alongside experienced architectural (Ridge and Partners LLP) and engineering (Simpson TWS) teams, we were able to offer a holistic response to the commercial practice’s aspirations.  This included the provision of clear parking areas, HGV safety barriers, leveling, and the enhancement of hard standing.  The installation of sustainable drainage solutions (SuDs) was also designed into the scheme to accord with local planning policies. The new proposed layout allowed for the creation of additional parking bays and clearer entrance/exit points for drivers.

Given the several positives included, the Council offered their support early on in the proposal and we were able to effectively manage the post-submission discussions to focus on planning conditions and progressing a positive decision.

Our experienced team of planners thrives in supporting businesses in finding ways to make the best use of available space to support commercial growth through planning. Having years of experience working in numerous sectors (please see our commercial sector new section), if you would like an initial free consultation call, then please get in touch with Chris Moore at 01242 895008 or