A homeowner contacted us to assist with a refused application to retain an extension built to his house without permission. The application had been refused by the Council as they were concerned that the garden area left for the property was too small to be acceptable. Having examined the plans of the building we considered that the extension was only a small amount larger than that which could have been built without the need for planning permission. In addition our client was also willing to remove an existing garage which would help to address the Council’s concerns.
We put together a case highlighting the above, and submitted it alongside improved plans prepared by a Local Architect, which resulted in the Council approving the application and allowing our clients to retain their addition to their home.