South Buckinghamshire

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.

Successful Appeal – Extension in Conservation Area

We successfully appealed an application for a first floor side extension over existing balcony in Taplow, Buckinghamshire.

The application was initially refused on the grounds of character and appearance on the host property and due to the fact it is in a Conservation Area.

We appealed the decision where the Officer concluded the extension would be in keeping with the host property given the materials were the same and would be of no harm to the Conservation Area.

Success – Permission granted