Permission has been granted for an extension to the rear of a large nursing home in a suburban area of Woking, Surrey. The client had a need to provide new training facilities for his staff due to increased regulatory requirements. Off-site training facilities were a big cost, so this new extension will allow the company to provide in-house facilities more economically and efficiently. The site adjoins houses and is within a conservation area, with protected trees surrounding. Permission was granted under delegated powers.
Client: Surrey Rest Homes
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
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
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