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Letter of objection against a house extension

Wrote a letter of objection for a couple who were concerned about the impact of a large extension to their neighbour’s property. I advised about requesting that the application should be determined by the Planning Committee and further advised on the speech to be made to the Committee. Application refused contrary to planning officer’s recommendation.

Pre-application advice for house on plot within Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – West Berkshire

Submitted a planning statement to support a pre-application submission for the development of a small plot of land within the heart of an existing village within an AONB within West Berkshire Council.  The response was not favourable to developing anything on the land. Whilst disappointing, the client wanted to test whether any development would be feasible.

Success – Appeal for demolition of garages and erection of 6 houses and an office – Barnes

Represented LB Richmond-upon-Thames at a hearing for the erection of 6 houses and an office with parking on a backland site in Barnes. Appeal dismissed for unneighbourly development, poor design due to cramped location. Other issues included financial contributions towards affordable housing, impact on neighbouring listed building, poor provision of amenity space, poor parking provision and impact on trees.

Site appraisal – terraced house in Hounslow

Advised a landowner of what development opportunities there were following refusal of planning permission by Hounslow Council. A two storey side extension was applied for to extend a property but I advised that a single storey extension which could be converted into a small separate unit could be achieved on site. Further instructions pending.