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A long standing client asked Owen Devenport to look at the possibility of obtaining planning permission for a single dwelling on a beach front plot in Abersoch. After an initial assessment it was concluded that whilst falling in with general policy there were many hurdles to overcome, including flood risk, impact on neighbours, access and design. In this regard Matthew Jones Architects were engaged and many months went by before the NRW finally agreed to the Flood Risk Assessment that had been prepared beforehand. The Architects then set about preparing their contemporary and imaginative scheme and finished up with a modern take on the 'beach house' and a design which met with the Local Planning Authority's approval in this sensitive yet highly attractive location in Abersoch.

Gwynedd's planning officers were helpful throughout highlighting issues as the consultation process progressed. Each time Owen Devenport had to address these issues and in the light of complaints the matter had to be referred to Committee. The application arrived at the planning committee with a recommendation of approval and the Members agreed.

So, an existing client has kept faith with us on a tricky yet highly prized development in this much sought after village. He has ended up with a superbly designed contemporary dwelling in a fabulous beach location, within a short walk of the village centre.

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