Planning Appeal

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

Successful Appeal – Extension in Conservation Area

We successfully appealed an application for a first floor side extension over existing balcony in Taplow, Buckinghamshire.

The application was initially refused on the grounds of character and appearance on the host property and due to the fact it is in a Conservation Area.

We appealed the decision where the Officer concluded the extension would be in keeping with the host property given the materials were the same and would be of no harm to the Conservation Area.

Success – Permission granted

Successful Appeal – Two new dwellings at Mannings Heath

Appeal against the decision by Horsham District Council to refuse planning permission for the demolition of an existing timber garage and shed to be replaced by 2 x two storey dwellings with associated parking and landscaping.

We were involved with this application following a previously withdrawn application for a new infill development within a village.

The Council refused the application. However, we appealed the decision and the Inspector agreed that the new dwelling added to the local housing supply and utilised an under-used piece of land.