Owen Devenport were instructed by the well known company Ifor Williams Trailers Ltd in order to prepare a planning application to submit to Denbighshire County Council on their behalf for their site at Cynwyd, Denbighshire. Ifor Williams Trailers are well known for the manufacture of high quality trailers and over the years the company has expanded in size and staff and visitor car parking had become a problem. Previously they had bought land surrounding their site which contained an old dwelling, and as part of this application they proposed the demolition of the dwelling in order to expand their existing car park The company had leased an old pub car park over the last few years which proved unsatisfactory for the company and its workers’ needs. Further to this a few minor amendments were proposed to their existing access in order to create a better and safer access.

Plas Farm is an established touring caravan park and is a highly regarded site that has been successfully developed by our client.  It provides a high standard of facilities to visitors such as 54 hard-standing caravan pitches, 2 camping areas, and other facilities.  Owen Devenport were brought on board by the architectural agent to assist in the preparation of a Planning Support Statement in order to achieve a positive result. The proposal was to utilise a field for the siting of holiday chalets and the particular site was presently used as a camping area which forms part of the Plas Farm site.  The new proposal would add to the existing facilities and offer visitors to Plas Farm further choices to stay and enjoy. This proved to be a successful intervention by Owen Devenport because permission was granted for the holiday lodges because we were able to demonstrate that the development fell within current policy. The applicant is naturally delighted with the outcome and will enable him to develop further this already high quality caravan park. 


Planning permission has been  granted for the siting of 3 Shepherd’s Huts at Ffynnon Beuno, in Tremeirchion. The site itself is highly attractive with the presence of formal gardens, a planned orchard, and various hedgerows. Careful consideration had to be made on the siting and material choice of each hut in order to ensure they had minimum impact upon the quality and character of the landscape. The interior design of each hut would provide high quality accommodation and therefore pitch the site at the high end of the 'glamping' market.


Owen Devenport have succeeded in securing planning permission for the change of use of an existing  touring caravan park into Chalets at Glasfryn, Conwy. We originally obtained permission for this touring site in 2011.  The site, which is located in open countryside  currently accommodates 12 touring caravan pitches. The client  wanted permission to change the use of the site into a 10 pitch eco-chalet park along with other landscaping improvements.  The chalets will be custom built units which will be designed and finished to a high quality, with a simple, low lying modern form and style and as a result they would be attractive and suitable features within the site. After much consultation with the LPA and dealing with numerous objections we succeeded in obtaining positive feedback from the planning officers which in turn meant that our client  was granted the permission he sought.


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.