Project

Woodford Aerodrome

Harrow Estates and Redrow Homes

After 80 years of operation, the closure of the aerodrome and aircraft factory within the Green Belt at Woodford provided an unparalleled opportunity for a mixed-use redevelopment to deliver 920 homes, business units, local shops, a public house, care accommodation and a primary school.

Lichfields led the proposal through the planning process and were instructed to support ongoing delivery. Our role included assisting the Council in the preparation of a Supplementary Planning Document setting out the future of the site; close consultation with the council and local residents; preparation of the planning application; and coordination of the Environmental Statement.

Lichfields provided clear and effective advice on a challenging and rapidly evolving job. To take such a sensitive Green Belt site through a complex and demanding planning process is a testament to their professionalism and dedication.

Tim Booth, Senior Planning Manager, Harrow Estates

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