Planning permission was granted for the change of use of commercial premises in central Archway, London, but with restrictive conditions that hindered the flexibility of the owner to operate. The Council feared a betting shop use might open, and so sought to restrict permitted development rights through the use of a planning condition.
An application was made to remove the condition, which was refused permission. We were successful in having this condition removed through the appeal process. Our work on this complex case involved a comprehensive appraisal of the Archway commercial centre, analysis of betting shops in the locality, and assessment against the Council's detailed criteria for new betting shops. The appeal was allowed,with the condition being removed and so the flexibility restored to the property owner to exercise his permitted development rights.
See the old blog site for more work from
2012 and 2011