Planning permission granted within 8 weeks for a new house to replace a 1960s outdated dwelling with no financial contribution towards affordable housing. I advised and assisted the architect on what supporting documents were required and liaised with the case officer to gain permission within 8 weeks.
I undertook the site visit and drafted the covering letter to demonstrate that the lawful use of a unit in Balham was within D1 Use Class and thus could be used as a swim school. Approved within 8 weeks.
We submitted an appeal following refusal by BFBC for a modest house extension to a dwelling in the Green Belt. The Appeal has been Allowed – the Inspector agreed that whilst the extension would have resulted in a 60% increase, it was in character with the host dwelling and did not harm the openness of the Green Belt.
I drafted the planning statement, advised the client and submitted a planning application for a new 2 bedroom dwelling in Southfields. Granted planning permission within 8 weeks.
I have been involved with this property for a number of years and following another refusal from the LPA, the Inspectorate allowed our appeal to extend the dwellinghouse with a modest first floor extension to enable a bathroom to be located on the first floor. A really good result.
I advised the owners of the building to gather evidence to prove beyond doubt that the building has been used in the same way for more than 10 years. We were issued with a Certificate of Lawfulness to demonstrate the existing use is lawful.
I drafted the Planning Statement, completed all the forms and advised the architect on the plans for a joint application for two dwellings to apply for an extension to both properties. Decision pending.
1) Prior Approval Notification for change of use of office to residential
2) Retrospective planning application for use of property as three dwellings
I was instructed by the owner to regularise the property which has been in the same use for a number of years. We have applied for planning permission to retain the building as three dwellings following positive advice from the Council. The owner also sought to seek permission for the change of use of an office into residential use, utilising the permitted development rights.
I was involved at design stage with the architects and owner of the house to advise on extensions to a detached dwelling all within permitted development rights. I submitted two applications, one for a single storey side/rear extension, two-storey rear extension, new window on first floor western side elevation and removal of chimney on western side elevation and another application for a hip to gable roof extension, rear dormer roof extension and installation of new window to front gable. Both applications were approved within 4 weeks of submission.
We submitted a planning application for the change of use of a small shop unit into a dentist to expand a successful business in the heart of Sunninghill. The Council refused it due to potential harm to the vitality and viability of the shopping centre. In March 2018, we submitted an appeal this was allowed in January 2019. The Inspector agreed with our argument that the new dentist would not harm the vitality of the shopping centre.