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.
West Berks refused planning permission for the erection of a dormer extension to a bungalow in an area where there were other large dormers. I wrote the planning statement and was successful in gaining planning permission for the owners of the property.
Drafted the appeal statement and submitted the appeal against Hounslow’s decision to refuse an application for a new house to the side of an existing dwelling.
Appeal dismissed on grounds that the design of the dwelling was out of keeping with the character of the streetscene.
I have written the planning statement and submitted the planning application for the change of use of 4 offices into shops, within a conservation area in Islington.
Withdrawn by applicant.
Advised a landowner following the refusal of planning permission by Hounslow Council as to how best to develop the land given its location within the Green Belt and adjacent to Heathrow airport.
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.
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.
Represented LB Richmond-upon-Thames at a hearing for the erection of 5 houses on garden land in Hampton – dismissed on grounds of harm to the character and appearance of the area and harmful impact on neighbours. A good result.
Represented LB Richmond-upon-Thames at a hearing for the erection of two new houses on a vacant plot within the Floodplain in Teddington. Appeal dismissed on flooding grounds and poor design.