Following lengthy and difficult negotiations with the Local Planning Authority, planning permission has been granted for 4 new dwellings on a village centre site in Llanddona, Anglesey. There were difficult issues arising out drainage matters and neighbour objections to the proposed development. All these were overcome after months of responding to requests for further information and involved Owen Devenport in addressing all matters raised to the satisfaction of the Local Planning Authority before agreement could be reached and planning permission obtained. The client is delighted at the result and pleased with the professional approach by the company in dealing with so many objections.
Planning permission had been given for 2 dwellings, subject to a Section 106 agreement that one of the dwellings was to be affordable. Our client, a local builder, wanted to purchase the site but without the restriction (The Section 106 had not been signed). We advised that an application for 2 open market houses would be appropriate and that a viability assessment should be made showing that even 1 affordable dwelling on this site would be unviable.
Following the resubmission and Viability Assessment the Local Planning Authority agreed and granted permission for 2 unencumbered residential properties, and without restricting occupancy to local people either.
Our clients’ family owned a small traditional cottage in a sensitive costal location. They wished to move to live there and bring up their own family. The existing cottage was far too small and it was unviable to extend further as previous unsympathetic conversions had rendered parts of the cottage unstable. The LPA were approached and pre-application discussions were instigated. A replacement dwelling was advocated and the design team produced a proposal that was both contemporary and sympathetic to the sites’ setting in the countryside.
The application was finally approved as a replacement dwelling with all Design and Housing policies being complied with. However the site was formerly in the hands of the National Trust, who had to approve the design. They have not, and we are now in negotiation with the Trust to find an acceptable compromise.