Planning Insight was appointed by Oakman Inns and Restaurants to provide Planning Consultancy services on a proposed redevelopment of a former care home to a restaurant/pub, in the delightful town of Olney, which is located within the administrative area of Milton Keynes Council.
To advise on the proposal for the partial demolition of the existing site, with internal alterations and erection of a contemporary single storey extension to the rear in connection with the change of use to a restaurant and pub.
As the existing building was Grade II Listed and situated within the Olney Conservation Area, Planning Insight used our extensive experience of this subject, to offer specialist advice to Oakman Inns and Nicolas Tye Architects, in working up the scheme. We also revised other previous consultants’ reports and prepared a comprehensive Planning Statement to support the proposed development.
The application was submitted in December 2016 and the planning permission and listed building consent was granted in May 2017.
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.