Planning permission has been granted at appeal for extensions and alterations to a house in the Green Belt and within a conservation area under the rarely-used 'very special circumstances' argument.
The scheme would have seen a further extension to a house that had already been substantially extended over the years. We argued that even though that was the case - and so on the face of it conflicted with national planning policy - there were substantial benefits from the architectural improvements to the house and to the conservation area. The Council did not agree with this, but we pursued the case and the Inspector concurred with our reasoning and allowed the appeal.
Client: private householder
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