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 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.
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.
Our client wanted to erect 3 bedroomed dwelling on their site at Criccieth. The dwelling’s design would be of high quality that would form an appropriate addition to the existing locality. However a major potential stumbling block was that the site was designated as open space for a playing field. Owen Devenport submitted a full application on behalf of our clients justifying its location and design, including the fact that the designation was unwarranted due to the fact that there was a playing field directly opposite. This was then duly considered by the Local Planning Authority, who accepted our arguments and the plot was granted planning permission. Our client was extremely pleased with the outcome, giving him scope to look at another plot adjoining.
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.
We were approached by clients who owned a site in Denbigh and the land itself formed the garden to the existing property. The proposal was to demolish the existing two outbuildings on the land and to erect 3 new detached 4 bedroom dwellings in their stead. These new dwellings will be built to reflect the other dwellings in the surrounding area and would fit in nicely in regards of character and scale and would form a suitable addition to the vicinity. The plot is situated to the south of St David’s Church and originally formed part of the church’s graveyard. As a result of this it was necessary to instruct Archaeologists to inspect the site and to ensure that no graves aligned across the land. Further to this the site itself also lays upon an area of potential battlefield activity relating to the Civil War siege in 1646. Digging of the site was then necessary to ensure it held no value and consequently nothing was found on site. In addition, other constraints were overcome on the site, which included a narrow access and surrounding protected trees. Following from this the Local Authority considered the proposal and we were pleased to say that permission was finally granted which left us once again with a pleased client.