Planning permission has been granted at appeal for extensions at a long-established nursing home within a Conservation Area. The scheme will see additional rooms for residents and improved facilities for staff. Permission had been refused by the Council on the grounds of harm to the conservation area. We demonstrated that the extension would be appropriate to the area, and that there were benefits from the improved healthcare facilities.
Client: Milverton Nursing Home
Permission has been granted for extensions and alterations to a property within a conservation area. This followed the refusal of permission by the Council for changes. We were brought in to advise on how modifications could be made to resolve the case, and the client was expecting an appeal may be necessary. However, the revised scheme was approved under Delegated powers.
Client: private householder
Permission was refused by LB Richmond for conversion of a property to two flats, close to Twickenham Stadium. The Council were seeking an affordable housing contribution for the new flats, despite the ruling of the Court of Appeal in West Berkshire. We appealed to the Inspectorate, and in a decision reported in the national planning press it was confirmed that the Council's insistence on such contributions was unreasonable. Costs were awarded against the Council.
Client: private developer
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