Planning Applications Case Studies
- Steps on cliff approved in highly sensitive site on Anglesey
- Expiring permission secured on Anglesey
- 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
Our client instructed us in order to deal with a retrospective application as he had received a visit from an Enforcement Officer working for the National Park Authority. Our client had erected a balcony, decking, and two garden sheds on site which unknowingly required planning permission. We were then asked to help secure the necessary approval and following instructing a suitable architectural consultant submitted the application for retrospective permission on his behalf. The National Park were quick to respond and we were pleased to receive the planning approval therefore allowing our client to keep the minor additions to his property.
Our clients approached us with the intention of making improvements and extensions to their established Touring Caravan Park. Our clients had already secured a permission for 36 units on site previously but were looking to expanding the number of units to 60 together with the erection of a new amenity block. They also wanted to improve the site as a whole to make it more user-friendly by accommodating a new car park and re-siting the playing field with the creation of a new play area for children. We submitted the proposal on our client’s behalf and were soon presented with primarily a negative response upon the design of the amenity block. After discussions with the Architect we were able to amend the design that met the planning officer's concerns but also satisfied our client's ambitions for their site. After many months of delays our clients were happy to receive the long awaited approval for this application and work is well under way.
Our clients approached us with the aim of buying the old antique store in Bryn Mynan, Pentrefelin, Conwy after countless searches for a suitable location for their ever growing business plans. We needed to secure permission for the change of use from the sale of architectural antiques to the storage, distribution, and sale of roofing materials. We needed to convince the LPA that this was an appropriate re-use of an existing commercial site to accommodate the relocation of a another local business, thereby retaining employment in the area as well as providing a useful local service. Their main intention would be to use the site for the storage of materials along with the smaller element of direct sales. We were of the opinion that the proposed use would be regarded as similar to its current use and would not generate high traffic volume and movements as a result therefore it would have a minimal impact upon its surroundings. Considering these elements Owen Devenport set about submitting evidence in order to justify the new use mainly referring to how it would have little impact upon the site and surroundings but would allow the growth of a business along with meeting the needs of the applicants (our clients). After considerable negotiations with the Local Planning Authority we were finally able to achieve the permission we sought therefore leaving our clients hopeful for the future of their long established business.
We were instructed to submit an application for the conversion of outbuildings into 5 no. residential units and 2 no. holiday letting units, with the primary aim of creating a holiday retreat in the centre of Anglesey. The site, located a short distance outside the village of Bryngwran compromised a cluster of substantial buildings associated with the main larger dwelling on site. Owen Devenport submitted the application and further attended meetings with the Local Planning Authority whereby numerous other consultants were engaged including highways, arboricultural, ecological and structural engineers. We successfully co-ordinated all this additional information. After numerous matters of liaison between us and the LPA, we were finally able to agree upon all the relevant detail and subsequently gained planning approval for a relieved client.
Owen Devenport were asked to prepare a resubmission for planning permission obtained by us several years ago. This was about to expire and so it was imperative that the time limits were met. The original approval granted our clients permission to erect 35 residential apartments for people over the age of 55 and as there was no material change in planning policy it should have been a straightforward application. However were aware of the substantial objections to the original application thus ensuring submission before expiry was critical. We submitted the necessary documents along with updated reports in order to justify the renewal. The Local Planning Authority agreed with our interpretation of policy in this context and permitted another five years for the development to be implemented. Our relieved clients were needless to say delighted with the outcome.