The team here at Planning Insight have been working with Teo Architects on behalf of Aria Properties Ltd and Cobalt Construction, providing cohesive and strategic planning advice for a large residential development in the Borough of Luton. The scheme includes a total of 47 apartments including five large, premium duplex apartments on the top floor.
The project aim was to achieve planning permission for the conversion and extension of the office building, to provide a range of dwelling sizes including premium accommodation units on site.
We developed a strategy to secure prior approval for the conversion of 37 residential units. We are also discussing with the Council an extension and refurbishment of an additional 10 premium units at roof level, before submitting a planning application.
We have successfully secured prior approval for the conversion of the office building into 37 residential units, and the planning application for the extension of an additional 10 is imminent.
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Following extensive discussions with officers and despite significant local objection our application was approved without the need to go to planning committee. Following the approval, the team were able to secure further increases to the internal floor space, with the most recent approval for a large three double bedroom dwelling. The team’s local experience and tenacious negotiating skills were crucial in securing our permission and I cannot thank them enough.