The client wanted to add a basement extension and a lightwell to their property within a Conservation Area. Although there were several examples of lightwells along Reighton Road, the policy regarding lightwells in the borough was very specific and given the site constraints, a policy compliant lightwell could not be achieved. A pre-application response concluded that the development was unacceptable in principle.
To create a detailed submission for a proposed large basement and lightwell, presenting a clear justification for the acceptability of the proposal given the context of the street and site constraints to achieve planning permission.
We worked with the appointed architect to design a scheme that was acceptable in policy terms and similar to other approvals locally. This entailed preparing a detailed planning statement setting out the policy justification and precedents in the area, as well as reviewing the architects design and access statement to ensure a consistent planning application.
With Planning Insight managing the entire application, from its inception to submission and through to a decision, planning permission was successfully granted.
Planning Insight have been instrumental in securing planning permission for our development in Newbury Park. From instruction, Peter and the team handled the co-ordination of consultants and the architects to ensure the scheme submitted and all supporting information was robust. They devised innovative strategies to reduce the planning risk on the project and worked tirelessly in negotiating the section 106 contributions. I will be using Planning Insight on all our projects going forward and happily recommend them as planning consultants.