Planning Application

Replace garage with new 3 bedroom dwelling with basement – Southfields

I assisted an architect by drafting a covering letter to support a planning application for the demolition of an existing garage and erection of a single-storey (plus basement and attic accommodation) 3-bedroom detached house with associated cycle and refuse storage. I provided full justification as to why the application should be approved. Full planning permission granted within 8 weeks.

Proposed elevation – courtesy of London & Norfolk
Architectural Design Services

Discharge of planning conditions to historic application – Twickenham

I was contacted by the owner of a flat who moved into her property in 2012 but at the time the developer had not discharged any of the conditions attached to the original permission dating from 2011. I applied to remove a number of the conditions as they were no longer applicable and to provide details for the materials, refuse, cycle parking and car club membership. All details approved.

Planning permission granted for the demolition of a bungalow and rebuild a contemporary styled house East Sheen

Planning permission granted within 8 weeks for a new house to replace a 1960s outdated dwelling with no financial contribution towards affordable housing.  I advised and assisted the architect on what supporting documents were required and liaised with the case officer to gain permission within 8 weeks.  

Proposed front elevation – courtesy of L + Architects – https://www.lplusarchitects.com/

Two applications submitted for the same property in Ottershaw in the Green Belt

1) Prior Approval Notification for change of use of office to residential

2) Retrospective planning application for use of property as three dwellings

​I was instructed by the owner to regularise the property which has been in the same use for a number of years. We have applied for planning permission to retain the building as three dwellings following positive advice from the Council. The owner also sought to seek permission for the change of use of an office into residential use, utilising the permitted development rights.

Certificate of Lawfulness granted for two storey and single storey extensions and roof extensions to a dwellinghouse in Hampton

I was involved at design stage with the architects and owner of the house to advise on extensions to a detached dwelling all within permitted development rights.  I submitted two applications, one for a single storey side/rear extension, two-storey rear extension, new window on first floor western side elevation and removal of chimney on western side elevation and another application for a hip to gable roof extension, rear dormer roof extension and installation of new window to front gable.  Both applications were approved within 4 weeks of submission. 

Success – Appeal Allowed against refusal for expansion of dental practice in Sunninghill

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. 

Pre-application submission supported by planners for additional storey to bungalow in a contemporary design in Teddington

I was instructed to assist the architects and guide the design for the renovation and additional storey to a bungalow opposite BTMs on a prominent corner site.  The planners supported the design/proposal at pre-application stage.  However, the Council refused the application and this is now at appeal.