Owen Devenport were initially engaged to prepare a Lawful Use application for a kitchen manufacturer, Celfiderw. The business had been established in a rural location for a number of years and had grown into the successful business it was today - but, without planning permission. We applied for a Lawful Use Certificate and that was granted on the evidence produced.

A further application was now needed to cater for further expansion now that the use had been established. This proved to be less than straight forward as the buildings, although not Listed, were seen as being locally important with a distinctive character. A long drawn out negotiation period followed, with many changes argued for and against. Ultimately the client obtained his consent which will allow him to develop the business further. This was an example of where Owen Devenport had to mediate between our clients ' ambitions and the LPA's demands.