We were asked to assess the likelihood of obtaining planning permission on a plot which was outside the development boundary of a village in Anglesey. Normally we would advise against pursuing these types of applications unless there was good reason to do otherwise. We assessed the location of this plot in relation to the built development and concluded that there would be no material harm should this plot be developed. Consequently plans were drawn up of the type of detached property the client wanted and his Architects, Matthew Jones of Deganwy prepared plans for a substantial property that was suited to this edge of village location.

The application was duly submitted and the only real obstacle was the site's location physically outside the adopted development boundary. Owen Devenport put together a submission whereby it was suggested that whilst that might be the case there would be no harm to visual amenities and in fact the plot should have been included within the development boundary when it was initially drawn up.

After some time in discussions with the planning officer, he concluded that these were sound arguments and presented the application to Committee. They agreed with the officer's recommendation of approval and the client now has permission to build an exceptional detached property in a private location on the outskirts of the village.