I was approached by a couple who were buying a house and wanted to build an end-of-terrace house on their plot. I undertook a site visit and drafted the pre-application letter providing a full justification for the development. The meeting held with the Council’s planners was very positive and the Council gave their verbal support for the scheme.
February 2017 – Planning application submitted for the new dwelling. I drafted the supporting planning statement and advised the applicant on matters relating to affordable housing, sustainability issues, parking, residential design standards, Community Infrastructure Levy, infill development, residential amenity issues and design. This was refused due to concerns with parking.
September 2017 – Planning application submitted for the new dwelling. We submitted an amended planning application with more supporting evidence on parking and this was approved at Planning Committee.