Planning Appeal

Success – Appeal won against a refused Certificate of Lawfulness

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea refused a Certificate of Lawfulness to establish the lawful use of a property as a dwellinghouse. The Council are of the opinion that the property at ground floor was a Clinic (use class D1) but the property was sold to the current owner as a dwellinghouse. I have written the appeal statement and submitted the appeal for the owners. At the Hearing in December, I successfully argued and proved that the property had been in use mainly as a dwellinghouse for more than 4 years and the Inspector granted the Lawful Development Certificate so the owner’s property is now lawful.

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.