We were instructed to submit a planning application for a replacement dormer extension to a dwellinghouse within a conservation area. I supported the application with a Heritage Statement. The design was contemporary in its approach but mirrored that of a nearby large roof extension on the main road. During Covid, we provided the case officer with a video showing the site in context with the surroundings. Approved within 8 weeks.
Positive response from council, full application now being submitted.
We were instructed to draft the covering letter and justify the development of a mansard roof extension to create two new flats to a corner building on a busy road in Kilburn.
The response from the Council was very positive with full support for the proposals.
Rear extension of the lower ground floor and partial extension of the ground floor level.
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.
I assisted an architect by drafting a covering letter to support a planning application for the demolition of an existing garage and erection of a single-storey (plus basement and attic accommodation) 3-bedroom detached house with associated cycle and refuse storage. I provided full justification as to why the application should be approved. Full planning permission granted within 8 weeks.
I was contacted by the owner of a flat who moved into her property in 2012 but at the time the developer had not discharged any of the conditions attached to the original permission dating from 2011. I applied to remove a number of the conditions as they were no longer applicable and to provide details for the materials, refuse, cycle parking and car club membership. All details approved.
Letter of objection written on behalf of a group of local residents against the erection of “33 No. dwellings, with associated parking and landscaping following demolition of existing buildings” Objections included the overall scale and density of development proposed, impact on amenity in terms of loss of privacy, overlooking, loss of outlook and harm to visual amenity due to the increase in bulk, massing, location of the proposed housing, parking, increase in traffic, impact on trees and other issues related to the impact on the adjoining listed building. The Council agreed with our letter of objection and refused the application on 8 grounds.