Recent Case Studies


Garage / Depot


Full planning permission was obtained for 22 houses on this 1.2 acre former depot site, following prolonged discussions with the local planning authority.  


Pair of Semi-detached houses adjacent to two Listed Buildings


Full planning approval was obtained for a pair of cottage style dwellings following a successful planning appeal. The Planning Inspector commenting in his decision letter “The proposed dwellings would be a contemporary interpretation of cottages.”


Single dwelling


Outline planning permission was granted on appeal for a single detached dwelling set within a 1960’s housing estate.  The Planning Inspector comment in his decision letter “I conclude that the proposal would not appear unacceptably cramped, out of keeping with the residential character of the area, or harmful to the appearance of the street scene. The proposed new dwelling would, therefore, accord with the aims and objectives of Government guidance”.


Barns for Conversion


Full planning permission was obtained for the conversion of a range of traditional brick built barns set within the open countryside (into 5 dwellings), after engaging in discussions with the local planning department.


10 Dwellings following demolition of existing bungalow


Outline planning permission was successfully negotiated for a small development of houses (including 4 affordable dwellings).  A ransom strip had to be negotiated in order to achieve an agreeable access with the local Highways Authority.


2 Detached bungalows


Outline planning permission successfully negotiated for the demolition of an existing bungalow and redevelopment of 2 substantial chalet style bungalows.


6 houses


Following the assembly of 3 rear gardens and agreement to purchase a strip of land for an access, planning permission was successfully negotiated for a small residential development.


2 Detached houses and conversion of existing barn


Full planning permission was agreed for this semi rural development adjacent to a Listed Building.  To achieve the planning permission visibility spays had to be negotiated across third party land.


Detached dwelling


Outline planning application was won on appeal for one new dwelling on the side garden of a 1930’s property.  The Planning Inspector commenting “I consider that the dwelling would not appear cramped on the plot or harm the character and appearance of the area. It would have regard to and would be in harmony with the building characteristics of the locality as required by ....... Local Plan policy”.


Industrial unit


Planning permission was negotiated for an industrial building to allow the expansion of a car repairer.




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