Herbert Parkinson is part of the John Lewis Partnership and specialises in the design and manufacture of soft furnishing products. The company is based in Darwen, Lancashire and the business is growing. New facilities were required for Partners and an extension would release space for the manufacturing operation. We led the development team and in August 2015 planning permission was granted to extend and remodel the existing premises. As part of the planning application process, public consultation was undertaken. This generated support for the proposal from the local community.
Not all proposals for industrial development can generate public support. For example, at Oldham (Salmonfields), we have been successful securing planning permission on appeal for new factory development where there was substantial opposition to the principle of development.
Image courtesy of Wilson Mason Architects and Herbert Parkinson Limited