Chartership Success

CCE are delighted to announce that Robert Ward has recently achieved the standard required by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) to become a full member of CIWEM (C.WEM, MCIWEM). Achieving Membership Status is not only something to be proud of as an important milestone in an consultant’s career, but is also respected by clients and fellow professionals throughout the industry. Congratulations from all at CCE and keep up-to-date with the CPD!

New Starter

Dave Jones becomes the latest addition to our team. After graduating from his MSc course at Newcastle University, Dave joined the Newmarket office as a Transport Planner in November 2016. Welcome Dave!

Rob Ward re-joins Cannon

Welcome back Rob!  Rob Ward re-joined Cannon Consulting Engineers as a Principal Consultant in the flood and water management team.

280 dwellings and 60 bed care home get go ahead at Eye, Mid Suffolk

On Wednesday 8th June, Mid Suffolk District Council resolved to grant permission for 280 dwellings and a 60 bed care home at Eye. CCE supported the scheme with advice on traffic, transport, drainage, flood risk and utilities. The project also required significant input into the production of a Development Brief led by Pegasus Planning Group. Both the application and Development Brief were heard at the committee meeting.

Over the course of a 18 months, the consultant team was involved in public consultation and a series of stakeholder meetings with the Planning & Highway Authorities, local people and the Town Council. The process enabled a thorough examination of the facts and shaped the design and access to the development to minimise impact at known pressure points on the local highway network. For more information please contact Rob Evans at the Newmarket Office.

1,150 permitted in January!

The year started with a bang, a number of good planning decisions came through including the long awaited Appeal decision at Cringleford, Norwich. Well done to all our clients and co-consultants who have shown considerable patience with the planning system!

650 Dwellings at Cringleford

The Secretary of State agreed with the Inspector and upheld an Appeal decision to grant permission. The primary reason of refusal was highways based, but having proven in evidence that the County Councils arguments were based on flawed analysis the Inspector was able to grant permission. Notwithstanding the highways success, the Planning Authority were also found to be in breach of Neighbourhood Plan Policy in refusing the application. Decision received on 8th January.

350 Dwellings at Attleborough

Another Appeal success where the Inspector agreed that refusal on flood risk grounds could not be sustained. Decision received on 27th January.

44 Dwellings at Long Melford

A small brownfield industrial site in the heart of a Suffolk village was granted approval at committee on 27th January. A development had previously been refused at Appeal following the Council going against Officers recommendation. The new scheme delivered significant improvement over the previous proposal both in terms of design and development content. The key issue for the Inspector related to highways access and safety which was proven not to be the case for the new scheme. A team approach by the client to promote good design across all disciplines including highways, architecture and landscape proved worthwhile. We’ll look forward to the scheme opening as it should be a great place to live.