Planning Applications Case Studies
- Longstanding use of part of a house in Beaumaris as flats secured
- Change of use allowed for empty business unit in Conwy to become home of gymnastics club
- Certificate of lawfulness for holiday let on Menai Straits
- Section 106 affordable housing restriction removed on house in Gwynedd
- Restoration of building set on the Great Orme
- Consent for camping cabins allows diversification of family farm in Pandy Tudur, Conwy
- Permission granted for conversion of former court building in Holyhead to apart-hotel & shop
- Consent gained for static caravans in shadow of Harlech Castle
- House on garden plot approved in Conwy
- Permission gained for two executive homes in Llanddulas
- Holiday letting condition removed from conversion scheme near Llanrwst
- Threat of dwelling demolition avoided
- ‘Cottage Industry’ allowed in residential area
- Sequential Test – was it really needed?
- Councillor objection to affordable homes overturned
- Shepherd’s Huts expand holiday accommodation offer
- Lawful use of property in Abersoch as house confirmed
- Approval for 6 dwellings in Brynteg, Anglesey
- Second Application Approved near Rhosneigr
- Annexe change into dwelling allowed on appeal
After a long fought battle we have now received consent for five camping cabins for our client. We were approached to assist them by their Architect as his clients needed to diversify their family farming business and had settled on high quality camping cabins as the perfect choice for their site.
After an initial submission a number of revisions had to be made to address a range of issues. However, despite successfully addressing all points raised ambiguity in the Council’s planning policy presented a potential barrier to approval as despite support for rural diversification being set out in supporting text the policy itself on new sites did not provide the clear support needed for the Council’s Officers to recommend approval of the scheme.
As a result the application had to be heard at committee, and in the end the arguments in favour of diversification won the day.
We were delighted to get the consent for our clients and wish them all the best with their new venture and the benefits that it will bring to their farming business.
We were approached by our client to assist after he purchased the former Magistrates court in Holyhead which he wished to convert into serviced holiday apartments along with a retail unit.
The site was well suited for this as it is located right at the centre of Holyhead in a location that is surrounded by both retail & service buildings and set close to the port. We were also keen to assist in securing a high quality use for the otherwise vacant historic building.
In co-operation with a Built Heritage Expert we prepared a detailed planning application on our client’s behalf and then entered discussions with the Local Planning Authority after submission to address the complexities of this case. Our client was delighted to receive approval and we understand has now begun initial work on the conversion.
We were engaged to act as Planning Consultants on behalf of clients who wished to erect a new dwelling adjacent to their existing home in Conwy on part of their large garden. The proposal would provide a new high quality designed dwelling on a windfall site which forms an important element of the housing delivery strategy for the area. While preparing our Planning Support Statement we justified this point showing how this proposal would be a valuable contribution addressing the shortfall in its housing land supply.
After numerous consultations with the Local Planning Authority and a few amendments to the initial scheme we were pleased to finally receive permission for this scheme. Our clients are now looking forward to building a new home for themselves, allowing them to achieve their dream of building a house to their own design.
Our client on this scheme owned a well established touring and static caravan park within Harlech which they wished to develop and improve by replacing 18 touring caravan pitches with 12 static caravans.
The site was highly sensitive due to its location within the National Park and in the shadow of Harlech Castle, but with the assistance of Tirlun Barr Associates and Jeff St Paul Heritage Consultants we were able to make a successful case that the scheme would improve the visual character of the site and so benefit the area and the setting of the Castle. We were also able to successfully highlight the other benefits of the scheme to the local economy and so also to the community.
Following our submission we entered into few discussions with the Local Planning Authority and were finally rewarded with planning permission. Our client was ecstatic with the results and can now begin initial work on site.
We were delighted to recently gain consent for our client for two high quality executive homes on the site of an existing property in the village of Llanddulas. We had originally been involved on a scheme for three dwellings, but issues with impacts upon protected trees and concerns as to the suitability of the previous scheme required a re-think of the original scheme.
After pre-application discussions with the Council a new scheme for two larger dwellings was submitted which ensured that previous concerns had been entirely addressed. After further negotiations with the Local Planning Authority we were pleased to inform our client that we had finally secured their permission. Now our client may begin work on site.