Consultation and responding to feedback
Following a first phase of public consultation with the local community in 2021, the previous owner of the site Labtech made a series of substantial changes to the proposals in response to feedback. These changes, which were submitted as amendments to the existing planning application in September 2022 by Simten on behalf of BC Partners, are summarised below.
Since acquiring the site in June 2022, Simten and BC Partners have carried out further public engagement with local stakeholders, and made changes to the scheme following feedback from Historic England. These changes have now been submitted in a new planning application in June 2023, more details of which are available here.