Richmond Upon Thames

Variation of Condition Application – Changes to approved plans

We successfully applied to vary the condition imposed on a previously approved application in the Christchurch Road Conservation Area. On review of the original application, our client deemed the side dormers would be far too small to enable the family to gain adequate space in the loft and therefore wished to change the approved plans to allow for one larger dormer to both side elevations and raise the height of the existing chimneys. We argued that the revised dormer would not appear unduly dominant in scale on the roof slope and would not be detrimental to the conservation area.

Successful Appeal – Front, rear and side extensions, and roof alterations

We prepared and submitted the appeal against the refusal of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames to grant planning permission for this two storey, semi-detached dwelling in the East Sheen Conservation Area. The Council objected to the two-storey extension of the rear outrigger and hipped-roof dormer. Their case had not been based on a site visit and had not taken account other developments in the area. We successfully argued the proposal would not be out of character with the surrounding area and would match the scale, form and appearance of the host dwelling.

The Inspector concluded that the proposed alterations would be appropriately sympathetic and respectful to the character and appearance of the existing building in terms of siting, design, height, bulk and mass.

Successful Appeal – Erection of a five-bedroom dwellinghouse

We successfully appealed against the decision by Richmond Upon Thames London Borough Council to refuse planning permission for the erection of a five-bedroom dwellinghouse with associated outbuildings, parking and landscaping following demolition of the existing bungalow in Teddington.

The inspector agreed that the new dwellinghouse had an acceptable effect on the character and surrounding area and that the development was of high architectural and urban design quality.


Planning approved for a new dwellinghouse with associated parking and landscaping

We were approached by the client to advise and submit a planning application for the erection of a new dwellinghouse with associated parking and landscaping following the demolition of the existing house in Hampton Wick. The permission was delayed as bat surveys were required but this was resolved and permission duly granted.

Architect | Simon Brown Architects | England

Application for side extension in Conservation Area

We submitted an application on behalf of the client for the erection of a single storey side extension within a Conservation Area in South Richmond. In support of the application, we provided a Fire Safety Statement as well as a Planning and Heritage Statement.

The application was amended following negotiations with the Council to ensure the scheme complied with adopted policy and guidance

Success – Permission granted

Successful Application – The change of use of a Building of Town Merit ground floor to create mixed Class E and Class C uses

We were contacted by the client to submit an application for the change of use of locally listed ground floor to create mixed Class E and C3 uses to provide a retail unit at ground floor, a separately accessed office in the basement and the replacement of the former tyre fitting bay and parking area with a building comprising two residential units in East Sheen. We supported the application with a planning statement, an affordable housing statement and a fire statement.

Granted planning permission without any amendments