We were pleased to win an appeal for listed building consent and planning permission for a mansard roof extension to a town house in Belgravia. The Council had raised their objection to such a scheme, but as part of a professional team we considered there were strong arguments for such an extension. The application also received an objection from English Heritage.
However, we successfully demonstrated at appeal that the works would not involve harm to an original part of the building and that a mansard extension was entirely suited to a house of this type. The appeals were allowed by the Inspector. This is the latest success in a number of projects undertaken to listed buildings in the Belgravia area.
Client: private householder
Planning permission and listed building consent have been granted for an extension to a gate house that serves a large, active country estate on the edge of Wargrave, Berkshire. The estate is a home for a family and their equestrian interests, and there is a large permanent and temporary staff for the estate. There was an urgent need for additional staff accommodation and the estate's location in the Green Belt, a conservation area and being listed were significant constraints on expanding the buildings. Protected trees were a further constraint.
We advised and coordinated a comprehensive submission to the Council to demonstrate the need for a large extension to a gate house to provide the space needed by the estate. The application was approved under delegated powers.
Client: private individual
We have recently been granted planning permission and listed building consent for the demolition of a rear closet wing and erection of a new enlarged closet wing at commercial premises, with flats above, in central Soho, London. The property was suffering from severe neglect and the quality of the accommodation had been subject of an improvement notice, but sensitive negotiations were needed with the planning department to secure an enlarged building, demolition of part of a listed building and ensuring no harm to residential amenity.
Client: private landowner
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2012 and 2011