Planning Appeal allowed for the change of use from two flats to one house – Thames Ditton

We were instructed to draft the Grounds of Appeal following refusal of permission by Elmbridge Council for a building to change from two very dilapidated flats back into a dwelling house, for which it was originally constructed and is on a road of other dwellinghouses.  We argued that the revision of the property from two flats to a single family dwelling house would secure several benefits in terms of improvements to the interior of the building, demand for on-street parking, cycle parking, energy and waste refuse/recycling storage.

Success! Appeal allowed

Permission obtained for demolition of existing house and construction of new – Esher

Planning permission granted for detached two-storey house with rooms in the roof space, basement, new access and rear detached single-storey outbuilding following demolition of existing house in a conservation area.

We were instructed by the applicants following planning submission to respond to letters of objection.  We liaised with the case officer and wrote a letter of support to counteract the objections raised by local residents.  The application was duly granted planning permission.

Pre-application advice for a detached dwelling at the end of a garden Walton-on-Thames

We attended a site visit and advised on the likelihood of gaining planning permission for a new build house at the end of the garden of a semi-detached dwelling in Walton.  We advised the architects on the proposal and necessary amendments; drafted the planning statement and met with the Council’s planning officer to discuss the proposal.  The response was very positive and a planning application is to be submitted shortly.