A client was wanting to invest in North Wales and create a 5 star luxury holiday accommodation complex with a stand alone function room. After searching for some months the client found what he was looking for just outside Llandrillo near Corwen. This was a former farmhouse and a range of superb outbuildings next to a river and with extensive grounds and trees. Architects were appointed as well as numerous other experts to deal with a wide range of issues, such as Biodiversity, tree report, flood risk, structural stability of the buildings and so on. Sketch plans were prepared following the collation of the data and the pre-applicaton process with Denbighshire's planning officers got under way.
The officer felt there was merit in the scheme and agreed with us that the development accorded with Local Planning Authority's policies particularly on tourism. A planning application was finally submitted and there were issues that remained outstanding such as biodiversity but these were eventually resolved in the process of the application being considered. In the end a very happy client received the news that permission had been granted and, subject to pre-commencement conditions and building regulation approval, building work could start straight away. This will be a much sought after development in a popular tourist area providing high end accommodation and will be a boost to the tourism industry in Denbighshire.