Whilst Class O has expired for new applications, many of the principles for the new Class MA apply. We highlight some of our experience of office to residential permitted development schemes.
Leeds City Council
A large building in Leeds was acquired by our client who sought to maximise the return on the occupied building. We secured consent under Class O for conversion to 60 1-bed units. As part of the application we instructed a transport consultant to justify the lower parking provision against standards.
Swindon Borough Council
Approached initially for advice on a potential purchase, we confirmed the potential for conversion and devised a strategy for maximising the units utilising a combination of Classes O and M and full planning permission. By breaking the strategy down, we were able to significantly enhance the previous owner’s indicative scheme of 7 units and deliver consent for 12 units.
Swale Borough Council
Whilst instructed on a major development of the site in the regeneration of Sittingbourne, we sought to add some interim value to the site through PD. With a mix of retail, office and ancillary storage on site, we successfully secured consent under Classes O and M for 10 units including some more architecturally pleasing shopfront alternations.
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