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Helping Glenbervie House Hotel Ltd to realise a market opportunity that will expand their business.
Glenbervie House Hotel Ltd identified a market opportunity to expand their existing business and create a mixed use development on a 15 ha site in the countryside outside Falkirk. They appointed JLL to lead the project and deliver the scheme.
JLL’s Planning team successfully liaised with architects, engineers, ecologists and Falkirk Council to establish an acceptable Masterplan proposal on behalf of the client. The mixed use proposal comprises a hotel extension (200 bedrooms), spa and leisure facilities, infrastructure and access improvements, 85 residential units and landscaping. This is a notable challenge since the site is located in the countryside and the proposed residential component is particularly contrary to Development Plan Policy.
Nevertheless, a comprehensive consultation strategy was undertaken to include key stakeholders such as local politicians and community groups and additionally two public consultation events were held. The feedback from this consultation process made an essential contribution to the finalised Masterplan.
A sensitive approach was taken to ensure the proposed development integrated well with the surrounding environment. The proposed residential land-use will help to provide the necessary capital value to help fund the larger commercial and infrastructure components of the Masterplan. In this sense, it is ‘enabling’ development.
Having project-managed the proposed development, we submitted two outline planning applications for the Masterplan site: one application covered the commercial components of the scheme and the other covered the residential proposals for the site. Supplementary studies, including a Planning Statement, Statement of Consultation, Ecology Assessment, Engineering Report, Transport Assessment, Market Appraisal and Design Statement, were also submitted to Falkirk Council. JLL also promoted the site through the Local Plan review process with the aim of achieving a mixed use allocation within the forthcoming Local Plan.