Braidside IPS

We delivered planning approval to demolish the neighbouring existing school campus of Castle Tower school (which was relocating to a new site) and its redevelopment to allow Braidside Primary School to move into a new state-of-the-art integrated primary and nursery school. The Braidside proposal represented a significant investment of over £5 million at the Frys Road site, consisting of new facilities such as classrooms, library, play areas and a walled garden.

The proposal for included a ‘drop off’ area, bus ‘drop off’, 40 car parking spaces and overspill car park all within the proposed site. This was in order to alleviate traffic/parking issues along the Frys Road.

Issues Encountered

  • Traffic Impact on Frys Road
  • Parking Concerns
  • External Noise level due to close proximity of Frys Road to the south west & M2 to the north east

Our Involvement

We were the lead planning agents on the scheme and provided planning and environmental advice on the proposal; as well as managing the application through the planning process from preparing supporting planning information to decision. This involved extensive Pre-Application Community Consultation (PACC) in relation to the proposal, including a variety of individual meetings and presentations with the community and other stakeholders as well as a well-attended public event.

Details

  • Location:Castle Tower School, Frys Road, Ballymena
  • Client:Braidside IPS, Ballymena
  • Status:Permission Granted
  • Type:Education
Belfast:
1 Pavilions Office Park, Kinnegar Drive, Holywood, BT18 9JQ
Dublin:
Denshaw House, 121 Baggot Street Lower, Dublin 2, Ireland
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Team Awards
  • CIPR Gold Award Winner for Outstanding Small Consultancy
  • CIPR Gold Award Winner for Public Affairs
  • RTPI UK and Ireland Small Planning Consultancy of the Year Award
Accreditations
RTPI
Irish Planning Institue
CIPR
Gravis Planning
Belfast:
1 Pavilions Office Park, Kinnegar Drive, Holywood, BT18 9JQ
Dublin:
Denshaw House, 121 Baggot Street Lower, Dublin 2, Ireland