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
Owen Devenport were approached in order to submit an application for the siting of 4 Shepherd’s huts on land at Springs Spa, Llanrhaeadr. As the site itself is set in a well screened area next to a large stone wall these 'structures' wouldn’t have been particularly obtrusive to the character of the area and would also be placed in a setting for use as holiday accommodation. The huts would be situated in the garden of the Spa itself fully shrouded by trees and shrubbery. The broader issue was the fact that the site lay next to the refurbished Spa which is in fact a Listed Building. So issues of scale, siting and impact were considered in the preparation of the submission. We prepared a statement to support our case arguing how the proposal was suitable for the area and were pleased to let the client know that his application had been granted without objection. As a consequence this high quality leisure facility in the Denbighshire countryside now has the added benefit of 'glamping' accommodation.
On behalf of our client we applied for the erection of a dwelling on a plot of land he owned set close to Llanrwst Road, Upper Colwyn Bay and which was refused by the LPA. They were dissatisfied with the proposed size and how it would intrude upon the character of the area, including some intrusive window placements. We then entered a stage of discussions with the Officers who were extremely helpful and various amendments were made to the design of the proposed new dwelling. A second application was then submitted, incorporating the officer’s suggestions and amending the plans accordingly. With the revisions made the Local Planning Authority approved the changes and permission was finally granted. After many months of discussions, amendments and dealing with substantial local objections, our client was delighted with our work and is looking forward to the challenge of building a new home.
Our client wished to erect a dwelling along with a few associated works that involved the demolition of an existing garage in order to erect a new double garage along with the creation of a vehicular access and garden area. The site had previously been granted permission to erect a single dwelling but had now expired. Owen Devenport applied for a new permission and justified why the new (larger) design was an improvement over the old design. After due consideration the application was granted and allowed the client to proceed with his ideal home in a rural Anglesey village.
Our client owns a property known as Horeb in Pwllheli which was granted planning approval but subject to a Section 106 Agreement, restricting occupancy to a Local Person. The property itself is a large 3-bedroom house which includes a large fitted kitchen and living room with access to a balcony and stairway to the garden. As the property is of a particular size it was reasonable to assume that it would normally be outside the scope those in need of an affordable home. Owen Devenport were asked to submit an application to remove this occupancy restriction following previous positive results in discharging other local occupancy conditions. We set together a strong case using these previous successes as evidence to justify the impracticality of this condition. We were pleased to let our client know that the Authority had discharged this occupancy limitation leaving our client with a dwelling free from this restriction.
Our client wished to erect a small detached bungalow on a brownfield site in his ownership. As the appointed planning consultants we put together an application to submit to the Local Planning Authority to demonstrate that the development was in line with all the relevant planning policies. However it was several months later before the LPA agreed with our contention and even insisted upon an application for Lawful Use be submitted (for the existing use). When this was approved the LPA were then and only then, disposed to approve the original application. A frustrated but satisfied client now has the planning permission he required.