Windsor and Maidenhead

Retrospective Application – Outbuilding of a Dwellinghouse

Retrospective planning permission gained for a large (7.5m x 4m) outbuilding to the rear of a dwelling containing a home gym and WC. The outbuilding was subject to an Enforcement enquiry as it did not meet the rules of Permitted Development Class E. We produced a planning statement setting with a strong case for the outbuilding based on compliance with policy, the minimal impact on the streetscene and the neighbours and the subservience to the original dwelling.

The Planning Officer agreed with our case and approved the application.

Successful Appeal – Extensions to a detached home

Appeal against the decision by RBWM to refuse permission for a garage conversion, part first floor, part two storey front/side extension and a single storey rear extension. In the appeal statement, the four reasons for refusal were addressed and compared against national and local policies and also the site context. The Planning Inspector wholeheartedly agreed with our representation and allowed the appeal.

Certificate of Lawfulness Granted – Merge three dwellings to two.

We were approached by residents who would live in a terrace of grand Victorian properties (built as one dwelling but subdivided into four in the 1950s).  The central property was for sale and the neighbours either side wished to purchase it and subdivide it so they gain half each to enlarge their dwellings.

We argued that the proposal would not constitute development as the scheme would only require alterations to the interior of the building, and would not affect the external appearance of the building. Both current dwellings and the proposed composite dwellings fall within the same use class.

The Planning Officer agreed, concluding: “The proposed reconfiguration of the internal layout to amalgamate the existing three dwellings, creating two 6 bed dwellings, would not amount to operational development under Section 55 (2) (a) (i) or (a) (ii), or amount to any material change of use under Section 55 (3) (a) of The Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended).”

Successful Application – Replacement dwelling in the Green Belt and Conservation Area

Planning was approved for the replacement dwelling in Maidenhead, including the construction of an outdoor swimming pool and associated studio building with associated parking and landscaping, following demolition of the existing dwelling and outbuildings. The dwelling is located within the Green Belt and a Conservation Area. The Council’s ecologist requested bat surveys to be undertaken and this was successfully resolved.

We provided an amendment to the withdrawn application of a similar proposal. Planning permission was granted without appeal.

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Successful Application – Single storey side/rear extension and alterations to external finish and fenestration in Green Belt and Conservation Area

We submitted an application for a single storey side/rear extension, first floor front/side extension, 2no. side canopies, alterations to the external finish and fenestration and 3no. rooflights to the existing detached outbuilding in Cookham.

Plans were amended following an objection from a Neighbour and concerns over ecology. Once the plans were amended and a Bat Survey was conducted the application was granted full planning permission by the LPA.

Successful Application – Erection of side and rear extension to existing shop and flat following demolition of existing extension in Ascot

We submitted an application on behalf of the client for erection of two storey side extension and single storey rear extension to enlarge the existing shop and flat following the demolition of the existing side and rear extensions.

The LPA found the proposal to be in accordance with all relevant policies.

Success – Permission granted