Planning Appeal

Appeal Win – Student Accommodation in Exeter

Cameron Jones Planning gained permission at planning appeal against Exeter City Council for the demolition of a garage workshop and the construction of four 3-storey (plus basement) purpose-built student accommodation units, numbering 26 bedrooms in total.

We worked with our client from pre-application, through application, to appeal, instructing and coordinating all relevant consultants and design negotiation. The LPA argued an over concentration of PBSA in the area which we counter-argued had no basis in the Development Plan. The Planning Inspector agreed with our case.

Appeal reference: APP/Y1110/W/23/3325492

Howell Road Exeter – Purpose Built Student Accommodation – Approved Streetscene

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Appeal Success – Two storey and subterranean extensions in Hampton

Cameron Jones Planning successfully argued against the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames’s decision to refuse this application in the Hampton Village Conservation Area. Their decision was based on design, heritage, tree and ecology issues. We built a strong case against the Council’s mistaken view that the building is a locally listed heritage asset. With expert bat and arboricultural opinion, our planning appeal statement put a strong case for the two-storey rear, single storey side, and basement extensions. The Planning Inspector agreed with our arguments and allowed the appeal.

Successful appeal in Hampton, London Borough of Richmond upon Thames

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Appeal success – reinstatement of Permitted Development rights

Cameron Jones Planning devised the appeal case against the refusal of Surrey Heath Borough Council to reinstate the Permitted Development rights for extensions and outbuildings at this large dwelling in the Green Belt. The rights had been removed as a condition of an application in 2007. The reinstatement application was refused on the grounds that allowing Permitted Development extensions would harm the character and visual amenity of the surrounding area. We argued that there was no clear justification for this condition, therefore failing the test of necessity and reasonableness. The Planning Inspector agreed with our argument and reinstated the rights. Our client is now able to build the detached garage in the grounds of their home.

Application reference: 23/0487/PMR

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Successful Appeal – 2 Storey Rear Extension – Exeter

substantial, three storey, end of terrace property within a conservation area. The application was to demolish single and two storey elements of the dwelling and replace with a full two-storey rear extension. The Council’s refusal was based on the extension being an incongruous addition to the dwelling and the impact on the character and appearance of the surrounding area. We argued that the development does not adversely affect any of the key characteristics or significance of the conservation area. The extension is designed to be subservient, and its impact is limited due to the position of the dwelling and the extent of the plot. The proposal was therefore compliant with local and national policies,

The planning inspector agreed with our argument and allowed the appeal.

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Successful Appeal – Rear Extension – Sandhurst

We appealed on behalf of our clients against the refusal at Planning Committee of a single storey rear extension and two air conditioning units at this detached bungalow in Sandhurst. The Council’s reason for refusal was the impact of the proposal upon the living conditions of nearby occupiers, having particular regard to outlook, light levels and noise.

The Planning Inspector agreed with our arguments and granted the appeal, also awarding costs against the Council.

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Successful Appeal – Extensions to a detached home

Appeal against the decision by RBWM to refuse permission for a garage conversion, part first floor, part two storey front/side extension and a single storey rear extension. In the appeal statement, the four reasons for refusal were addressed and compared against national and local policies and also the site context. The Planning Inspector wholeheartedly agreed with our representation and allowed the appeal.

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Successful Appeal – Front, rear and side extensions, and roof alterations

We prepared and submitted the appeal against the refusal of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames to grant planning permission for this two storey, semi-detached dwelling in the East Sheen Conservation Area. The Council objected to the two-storey extension of the rear outrigger and hipped-roof dormer. Their case had not been based on a site visit and had not taken account other developments in the area. We successfully argued the proposal would not be out of character with the surrounding area and would match the scale, form and appearance of the host dwelling.

The Inspector concluded that the proposed alterations would be appropriately sympathetic and respectful to the character and appearance of the existing building in terms of siting, design, height, bulk and mass.

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Successful Appeal – Erection of a five-bedroom dwellinghouse

We successfully appealed against the decision by Richmond Upon Thames London Borough Council to refuse planning permission for the erection of a five-bedroom dwellinghouse with associated outbuildings, parking and landscaping following demolition of the existing bungalow in Teddington.

The inspector agreed that the new dwellinghouse had an acceptable effect on the character and surrounding area and that the development was of high architectural and urban design quality.

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Appeal against refusal for a replacement dwelling and swimming pool – Approved on appeal

Dwelling located within the Green Belt, a Flood Zone and partially in a Conservation Area. The application was for the demolition of the existing home and the erection of a new dwelling with a detached garage, a swimming pool in the grounds and associated parking and landscaping.

We were instructed by the architects to support the application with a planning statement and provide general advice. Although the Council did not support the contemporary design and refused the application we have submitted an appeal and sought barrister support.

We represented the applicant at an Appeal Hearing and were successful in arguing that the replacement dwelling would not be inappropriate development within the Green Belt. The Inspector also found the Council acted unreasonably by adding one of the reasons for refusal and awarded partial costs.

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Successful Applications and Appeal – Extension in St Margarets Conservation Area

There is much history with this house seeking extensions to make it suitable for the C21st. We submitted an application which was refused and then allowed on appeal within 1 week. We have also submitted two other applications, one which has been approved and one still waiting a decision.

The scheme involved: demolition of existing two-storey rear extension and construction of single-storey and first floor rear extensions, extension of roof and raising ridge, installation of rooflights, replacement windows, demolition and part replacement of existing garage and demolition of front boundary wall/fence and replacement with new boundary wall.

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