Richmond Upon Thames

Permission on appeal – Residential extension with rooflight and flue – Mortlake

We were instructed to write the appeal statement following refusal of a first floor rear extension to a locally listed building within a conservation area.  The Council had previously approved a first floor rear extension and the new proposal was 30cm wider which the Council had refused.  The Inspector agreed with our argument that the new extensions would not have a materially different effect on the character and appearance of the area, the site as a BTM, or neighbouring BTMs, to that of the previous approval.

Permission obtained for residential extension and loft conversion – Kew

The scheme involved a single-storey rear extension and loft conversion including the removal of a chimney. We were instructed following refusal of a similar proposal.  The property is within a Conservation Area and the dormer extension was contrary to the Council’s guidelines.  We advised what would be approved and following a re-design, the Council granted planning permission.

Approval for change of use from Office to Residential – Twickenham

This site had a long history of trying to gain permission for the change of use of the office building (last used in 2000) into residential. Due to a change in the parking restrictions there was no longer an objection on parking grounds. I sought a legal opinion from a barrister from 39 Essex Chambers to support the application. and consent was granted for 2 applications – one for change of use into 2 flats and one for change of use into 1 house.