The Brambles, Leighton Buzzard

DLA has secured planning permission for the redevelopment of the Brambles Animal Hotel site. The permission allows for residential development of 42 dwellings which comprise of 22 flats, and 20 houses. The site is located on Vandyke Road in Leighton Buzzard and falls within the East of Leighton Linslade urban extension for up to 2500 dwellings, and is within the Green Belt.

Considering that there was an already long-term acceptance of the site being allocated for development, and the proposed removal of the site from the Green Belt in the Emerging Local Plan, we used these arguments to demonstrate the very special circumstances, resulting in a successful permission.