Our Projects

Appeal against refusal for a replacement dwelling and swimming pool – Approved on appeal

Dwelling located within the Green Belt, a Flood Zone and partially in a Conservation Area. The application was for the demolition of the existing home and the erection of a new dwelling with a detached garage, a swimming pool in the grounds and associated parking and landscaping.

We were instructed by the architects to support the application with a planning statement and provide general advice. Although the Council did not support the contemporary design and refused the application we have submitted an appeal and sought barrister support.

We represented the applicant at an Appeal Hearing and were successful in arguing that the replacement dwelling would not be inappropriate development within the Green Belt. The Inspector also found the Council acted unreasonably by adding one of the reasons for refusal and awarded partial costs.

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Successful application for new dwelling adjacent to open countryside

New dwellinghouse with detached garage and associated parking and landscaping following the demolition of the existing house and detached garage.

We were instructed by the architects to support an application within a village in West Berkshire to demolish a house and redevelop it with a contemporary dwelling. After negotiating with the Council officer and slightly amending the scheme this was approved within 4 months of submission.

Successful application for house rebuild behind front facade

We submitted two applications for this property near Clapham Common in Wandsworth – one for full planning permission and one for a permitted development application. Both were granted. The client then wanted to knock down the whole house but retain the façade so we submitted a further application for this proposal, following a positive pre-application submission.

Granted planning permission without any amendments.

Successful Applications and Appeal – Extension in St Margarets Conservation Area

There is much history with this house seeking extensions to make it suitable for the C21st. We submitted an application which was refused and then allowed on appeal within 1 week. We have also submitted two other applications, one which has been approved and one still waiting a decision.

The scheme involved: demolition of existing two-storey rear extension and construction of single-storey and first floor rear extensions, extension of roof and raising ridge, installation of rooflights, replacement windows, demolition and part replacement of existing garage and demolition of front boundary wall/fence and replacement with new boundary wall.

Conditions Discharge – Listed Building Consent

Following approval of listed building consent, we were requested to assist with discharging the conditions. They were very detailed and complicated but after much negotiation the conditions were granted and the owner was able to build out the extensions to the Grade II listed building.

Permission granted for development of 6 flats in Lambeth

I was approached following approval for 5 flats on the site. However, the addition of a further flat required a fresh application with a number of supporting documents including sunlight/daylight, highways issues and negotiation on financial contributions for affordable housing. After a lengthy process with the LPA, planning permission was granted.