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Success – Planning permission granted for 2 storey rear extension to two properties

The owner contacted me following refusal of two planning applications. We advised what we considered could be approved and re-submitted a joint planning application for a two storey rear extension to two adjoining properties. We wrote a statement to support the application, completed the application form and submitted the application on behalf of the owners. We had to negotiate hard with the planners and sought amendments for the application after the planners recommended refusal. One month after the decision was meant to be given, we were granted planning permission.

Success – Appeal won against a refused Certificate of Lawfulness

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea refused a Certificate of Lawfulness to establish the lawful use of a property as a dwellinghouse. The Council are of the opinion that the property at ground floor was a Clinic (use class D1) but the property was sold to the current owner as a dwellinghouse. I have written the appeal statement and submitted the appeal for the owners. At the Hearing in December, I successfully argued and proved that the property had been in use mainly as a dwellinghouse for more than 4 years and the Inspector granted the Lawful Development Certificate so the owner’s property is now lawful.

Success – permission granted retrospectively for dormer in Twickenham

Approached by the owner of this property when he had received a letter from the Council’s enforcement officer stating that the dormer which had been constructed required planning permission. We undertook a site visit and advised that there would be a good chance of gaining permission. We wrote the supporting statement and submitting the application for the owner of the property. Planning permission granted but the case officer had indicated he would refuse the application but we convinced the case officer the applciation should be approved.