Our client approached us in early 2017 as they wanted to sort out their use of a former outbuilding in Abersoch. They had completed the conversion of the building adjacent to their house in Abersoch in 2008 and began using it as a house with their family from then.
Having reviewed the history of the site we advised that they had a good case for seeking a Certificate of Lawfulness of Existing Use to confirm that the use of the property as a dwelling was lawful due to the period that it had been in use. We then assisted them with drawing together the required evidence, and prepared a detailed submission to the Council arguing their case.
We were delighted to return after Christmas and share the good news with them that the Council had issued their decision and confirmed that the use of the building was lawful. Our client can now enjoy the use of their property secure in the knowledge that its status and use is confirmed.
Due to the adoption of the Joint Local Development Plan Policy between Anglesey & Gwynedd it was our client’s last chance to re-new their application for this development as the policies were about to change. This proposal was for outline permission of 6 dwellings on a piece of land at Brynteg in Anglesey. An approval had been grated for this previously however there was not enough time to implement the permission and a re-newed application was required.
As the policies were about to change within the new Joint Local Development Plan, it was going to be a tricky application to get approved within the timescale. Owen Devenport quickly submitted a new application in order to re-new the application and after much consideration by the Local Authority, attending a meeting with the Head of Planning we were delighted to inform our clients that the Local Authority granted their permission again. The clients were thrilled with their re-newed permission and are now swiftly looking to develop the site.
Having gained an initial approval to erect a dwelling on a piece of land in Llanfaelog, our client returned to Owen Devenport for assistance with a second application for the erection of another dwelling on the same site. The land was set within the 'listed' settlement of Llanfaelog, however after submission, the application became more complicated as the Anglesey & Gwynedd Joint Local Development Plan was about to be adopted and that particular policy would no longer apply. This was our client’s final opportunity to submit their proposal and as we were running out of time Owen Devenport arranged a meeting with the Head of Planning to discuss the application and after some lengthy discussions, the application was approved. Our client was left delighted and is now setting up the site in order to implement the permissions.
Owen Devenport were recommended by the client’s previous agent to take on the case for a potential Appeal. The client had submitted an application for the erection of a new dwelling on land at Four Mile Bridge. It was refused on the grounds that this new addition would constitute an "undesirable intrusion into the landscape." - even though it was within the village development boundary!? We thought this a strange view to take and following similar cases we had undertook before, we gladly took on the appeal and submitted strong evidence which tackled the Local Planning Authority’s grounds. Following our handling of the case the client happily received the approval he had originally sought. He has now been granted permission for the development of a single plot, which, in reality, should not have been refused in the first place.
We were approached by a client who had initially submitted an application to the Local Planning Authority which had been refused. The proposal was for the change of use of an existing annexe at Trearddur Bay into a dwelling. The annexe had originally been a garage which had been converted into an annexe that had been in use for some time. The Local Planning Authority chose to refuse it upon the grounds that the proposal would “unacceptably affect the privacy and amenity of existing and proposed occupiers”.
We held a different view and suggested an appeal would be worthwhile. We were subsequently instructed to conduct the appeal and set up a strong case which argued the weakness of the Council's stance in this matter. Following the usual procedure of a Written Representation appeal we were soon informed of the final decision and our client was overjoyed to hear that the appeal was allowed.
Ifor Williams Ltd are a returning client of ours who once again instructed us as their Planning Agents. They wanted to continue work towards their flourishing building set at Ty’n Llidiart Industrial Estate, Corwen. This latest submission included the proposal of the installation of 3 no. internally illuminated signs on the exterior of two of their buildings. The intention of these signs would be to alert their customers and make it easier for visitors to see where the company's premises are located. Owen Devenport took on the proposal and prepared a report which supported the need for these signs. The proposal was happily received and we were glad to obtain the necessary consents.