The client wished to add an additional story at the property. Following two previous refusals of planning permission at the site, we considered that the Council had acted in an inconsistent and unreasonable manner. Similar applications nearby had been recently approved, and two new reasons for refusal were introduced in the latest refusal.
Planning Insight was appointed to secure permission through the submission of an appeal, for an additional storey and substantial extensions to turn our client’s modest bungalow into a fantastic home for their family.
We developed a robust appeal statement, based upon the relevant policies and planning history of the site and nearby permissions. We also sought to demonstrate through the council’s own evidence, why their specific policies were considered out of date in the context of national policy. What’s more, we also petitioned for an award of costs in relation to the council’s unreasonable behaviour, which surmounted in the need for our client to appeal.
Thanks to our extensive and detailed submission, the appeal was allowed and a full award of costs was obtained.
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.