NEW HEAD OFFICES AND BREWERY
Rural Solutions were commissioned to lead the pre-application process and planning application for a new head offices and brewery for Daniel Thwaites PLC.
We worked with the company and a multidisciplinary team from an early stage in the process, engaging with Ribble Valley Borough Council at the pre-application stage, as well as undertaking a community consultation event and attending parish council meetings and engaging ward councillors.
The existing house on this site to be retained on the scheme was a listed building and therefore a key issue in the planning process, as was the proximity of ancient woodland which buffers the site.
The perceived issues of noise and odour impacts from the new brewery on site was also a consideration. All of these issues were resolved through careful planning and the introduction of appropriate sub-consultants.
A unanimous approval was received from Ribble Valley Borough Council’s Planning Committee and development was completed in 2018 with premises now fully operational.