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Two applications submitted for the same property in Ottershaw in the Green Belt

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.

Certificate of Lawfulness granted for two storey and single storey extensions and roof extensions to a dwellinghouse in Hampton

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. 

Success – Appeal Allowed against refusal for expansion of dental practice in Sunninghill

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. 

Pre-application submission supported by planners for additional storey to bungalow in a contemporary design in Teddington

I was instructed to assist the architects and guide the design for the renovation and additional storey to a bungalow opposite BTMs on a prominent corner site.  The planners supported the design/proposal at pre-application stage.  However, the Council refused the application and this is now at appeal.  

Appeal allowed for extensions and change of use to a live/work building in Twickenham

Following a refusal of planning permission by LBRUT, I drafted the appeal statement to justify the development. Planning permission has been granted on appeal for first floor extension and alterations to external elevation to ground floor. Replacement windows to facilitate the change of use from B1(a) office use into a mixed B1(a)/C3 live/work unit. The Inspector found the design to be acceptable and there to be no harm to neighbour’s amenity. 

Dormer roof extension approved on Appeal to a flat in Twickenham

We were asked to write the appeal statement for an appeal against the refusal of the erection of a dormer roof extension on the rear roof slope and roof to outrigger and to increase the pitch of roof of the outrigger. The owner said “Thanks very much Fiona for all your help, we are very pleased. To be honest I didn’t think we’d get it after what Richmond Council said”.