We submitted an appeal following refusal by BFBC for a modest house extension to a dwelling in the Green Belt. The Appeal has been Allowed – the Inspector agreed that whilst the extension would have resulted in a 60% increase, it was in character with the host dwelling and did not harm the openness of the Green Belt.
I have been involved with this property for a number of years and following another refusal from the LPA, the Inspectorate allowed our appeal to extend the dwellinghouse with a modest first floor extension to enable a bathroom to be located on the first floor. A really good result.
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.
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.
I was approached when the new owners of this site had planning permission refused for the use of an outbuilding as a granny annex/office. I successfully submitted an appeal which argued that there would be no harm from the building or its use.
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”.
I submitted two appeals at this property within the Green Belt. The first was allowed for a privacy screen to the rear of the property at first floor level. The second appeal against a new high front wall was dismissed due to the impact on the openness of the Green Belt.
We were approached following refusal by LBRUT to submit an appeal. We drafted the appeal statement and the appeal was allowed. As we argued, the Inspector concluded “I conclude on the main issue that the proposal would integrate comfortably with the host dwelling and wider character and appearance of the area.”
Following refusal of an application we were approached to advise on how the scheme could be revised. We submitted an application for a replacement front dormer and erection of a two storey side extension and single storey rear extension. This was approved without delays.
We submitted an application for this scheme which was refused but following our appeal statement, the application was approved. The Inspector concluded “I conclude that the effect of the proposed extensions on the character and appearance of the existing dwelling and its surroundings would not be harmful – although noticeably larger The Chase will remain a handsome building. There would therefore be no conflict with Policies DG1 & H14 of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Local Plan 2003″