A nursing home for the elderly received notice from their local planning authority that enforcement action was likely to be taken against a collection of buildings in their rear garden. These buildings contained important facilities for the Home, and their removal would have caused difficulties for care provision and the efficient running of the Home. We submitted an application to retain the buildings permanently, and permission was granted and so the threat of enforcement action went away.
Client: Surrey Rest Homes
Planning permission has been granted for the change of use of the upper floor of the former hostel and care centre, run by the Kaleidoscope charity, in the centre of Kingston. The new use will be as student accommodation for the University. This was a complex application that took many months of negotiation with the Council to demonstrate there would not be a loss of social care facilities, employment or harm to amenity. Extensive information was submitted with the application and during the discussions, and the application was approved under delegated powers.
Client: Kaleidoscope charity
We were pleased to see a recently completed work that saw our involvement. An underused and tired building in Mayfair has been renovated and now used for residential apartments and a new restaurant on the ground floor. The building is listed and we were involved in appraising and advising on the work to the property.
An objection was made to a planning application on behalf of residents, where changes were proposed to adjoining buildings very close to other gardens and houses. The concerns of the residents led to the approved scheme not intruding upon the adjoining houses and so their amenity was preserved.
Client: private householders
See the old blog site for more work from
2012 and 2011