Any new development in the Green Belt around Durham will face difficulties. Other consultants had told the owner of Ramside Hall Hotel he had little chance of success when he wanted to apply for planning permission to build houses that would fund the expansion of Ramside Hall Hotel. Working closely with the owner John Adamson, Steve Hesmondhalgh led the project team that successfully obtained planning permission for 34 new houses in the green belt countryside around Ramside Hall.
Our work involved extensive negotiations with the council planners. While the project was complex the planners always made it clear they wanted to see new investment in County Durham and our good relationship with the council was the key to the success of the project. We worked alongside legal representatives in negotiating the complex section 106 agreement, overcoming a number of difficult constraint issues including ecology, archaeology and transport issues, overseeing financial and economic reports and finally, representation at committee.
Steve Hesmondhalgh & Associates Ltd continue to advise John Adamson on the delivery of this exciting new development.
Steve led the project team and guided us through a complex planning process. We look forward to working with him on projects in the future.
John Adamson, Ramside Estates