Permission was refused by Kensington & Chelsea for an extension to a building with commercial use on the ground floor and residential above. We were brought in to advise in relation to the refusal and, together with the architect, put forward an amended scheme for a contemporary mansard roof, finished in zinc to provide an additional flat. The Council still refused permission for the new scheme, citing effect on views and the adjoining conservation areas, and we appealed to the Planning Inspectorate. The appointed Inspector agreed with our case that the design of the addition would be a suitable change to this corner site, and there would be no harm to the conservation area or identified views.
Client: private commercial property owner
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2012 and 2011