Planning Applications Case Studies
- Longstanding use of part of a house in Beaumaris as flats secured
- Change of use allowed for empty business unit in Conwy to become home of gymnastics club
- Certificate of lawfulness for holiday let on Menai Straits
- Section 106 affordable housing restriction removed on house in Gwynedd
- Restoration of building set on the Great Orme
- Consent for camping cabins allows diversification of family farm in Pandy Tudur, Conwy
- Permission granted for conversion of former court building in Holyhead to apart-hotel & shop
- Consent gained for static caravans in shadow of Harlech Castle
- House on garden plot approved in Conwy
- Permission gained for two executive homes in Llanddulas
- Holiday letting condition removed from conversion scheme near Llanrwst
- Threat of dwelling demolition avoided
- ‘Cottage Industry’ allowed in residential area
- Sequential Test – was it really needed?
- Councillor objection to affordable homes overturned
- Shepherd’s Huts expand holiday accommodation offer
- Lawful use of property in Abersoch as house confirmed
- Approval for 6 dwellings in Brynteg, Anglesey
- Second Application Approved near Rhosneigr
- Annexe change into dwelling allowed on appeal
We were approached by clients who wanted to site 3 no. Shepherds Huts on their land in Llanfaethlu on Anglesey. We were appointed as their Planning Consultants in order to prepare a Planning Support Statement justifying their proposal in this rural location and tackling the corresponding policies. Our clients already owned an existing bed and breakfast business on site and the inclusion of these huts would further diversify the accommodation available to reach out for both existing and new visiting clients alike. Owen Devenport set to work on negotiating with the Local Planning Authority to convince them of the positive results this proposal would bring and following some minor amendments suggested by the Council our clients were elated with the successful approval and can now begin work on implementing their permission which will hopefully attract more tourists to the Island.
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.
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.
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.
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.