Cribbs Urban Village, known as ‘Land at Cribbs Causeway’ (LACC) is owned by DFE & Taylor Wimpey and is located on the boundary of Bristol City and South Gloucestershire. It forms part of Cribbs Patchway New Neighbourhood (CPNN), an urban extension of 5,700 homes, 5 primary schools a secondary school, associated infrastructure and major transport improvements. The improvements to the infrastructure are delivered via an overarching Section 106 agreement known as the ‘Framework Agreement’ in which the comprehensive infrastructure is paid for via a ‘Per Unit Contribution’ by the housing developers.
CPNN is made up of four major landowners, DFE & Taylor Wimpey, Persimmon, BAE and Patchway Trading Estate. Each landowner will have it’s own Site Specific Section 106 agreement which outlines the site-specific requirements.
The LACC achieved a ‘Resolution to Grant’ to deliver up to 1,000 homes and associated infrastructure in March 2015 and it is anticipated the Framework Agreement and Site Specific Agreement will be signing in the summer.
The Studio HIVE team promoted the site through South Gloucestershire’s ‘Core Strategy’ review during 2011 whilst working for Skanska Residential. At that time Skanska Residential were the 50% joint venture owner with Deeley Freed Estates during the determination period Skanska Residential sold its interest in the site to Taylor Wimpey.
Following the allocation success the team promoted the site through the planning system and submitted an outline application for up to 1,000 homes, 2 form entry primary school and other community uses in February 2014.
Studio HIVE role
Studio HIVE are retained to manage the LACC and CPNN negotiations on behalf of DFE & Taylor Wimpey, which includes the Framework & Site Specific 106 negotiations together with managing the landowner and stakeholder requirements. The team also produced the CPNN cash-flow model that manages and predicts the cash-flow receipts from the house builders and the Local Authority whilst monitoring the project expenditure. This model will be used by SGC and the developers to monitor the CPNN urban extension over the next 25 years.
Studio HIVE are now working with DFE & Taylor Wimpey in preparing Reserved Matters Applications, managing the stakeholder engagement and preparing the overall delivery strategy for the project.