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.