Adams Hendry has successfully secured planning permission from Portsmouth City Council for the remediation and redevelopment of land at Tipner on behalf of the Tipner Regeneration Company.
The scheme for 518 dwellings presents a real opportunity to kick-start the regeneration of Tipner, a site that has been beset by a history of failed proposals that date back nearly 40 years.
The high quality design of the proposals, which befit its gateway location, will transform the site and the entrance into the city.
As well as providing for the remediation of this heavily contaminated site, the proposals will also result in the provision of improved flood defences and a connection to the eastern interceptor sewer. The significant abnormal costs associated with the remediation and enabling works have a detrimental effect on the viability of the scheme. Following extensive negotiations with the City Council, DVS and the HCA, TRC have agreed to make provision for 65 affordable dwellings.
There were a number of significant and highly complex issues that needed to be resolved to ensure the successful regeneration of the site including access, the remediation strategy, impact on the internationally designated Portsmouth Harbour SPA and the relationship with adjoining landowners and their aspirations for the site.
Given the sensitivity of the site the proposals were accompanied by an Environmental Statement and required Appropriate Assessment under the Habitats Regulations.