Bracknell Forest

Successful Appeal – Rear Extension – Sandhurst

We appealed on behalf of our clients against the refusal at Planning Committee of a single storey rear extension and two air conditioning units at this detached bungalow in Sandhurst. The Council’s reason for refusal was the impact of the proposal upon the living conditions of nearby occupiers, having particular regard to outlook, light levels and noise.

The Planning Inspector agreed with our arguments and granted the appeal, also awarding costs against the Council.

Expert Witness at Public Inquiry

I was intructed to act for Bracknell Forest Council as their expert witness at a 3 day public inquiry against 81 houses in Bracknell.

I liaised with the barrister, drafted a proof of evidence and gave evidence at the inquiry.

It was a committee overturn and the Inspector agreed with the appellants and allowed the appeal

Public Inquiry for 350 housing scheme in Binfield

I acted for Bracknell Borough Council as their planning witness at a 3 week public inquiry (in December) against a scheme for up to 350 residential dwellings, land for a one-form entry primary school, a medical centre including pharmacy (1,200 sq m), a sports pavilion (140 sq m), open space, landscaping, Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace (SANG) and drainage on land to the south of Foxley Lane, Binfield.

​I drafted a 10,000 word Proof of Evidence, attended meetings with the barrister, attended the site visits and gave evidence at the Inquiry. The Inspector dismissed the scheme due to the impact the development would have upon the landscape and due to its unsustainable location. A great decision for the borough.