Approached by an airspace developer who was looking to secure consent for additional units on two blocks of flats in East London, we advised on the strategy to secure permission.
Following two previous refusals, we recommended seeking planning permission rather than prior approval to utilise the presumption. Our understanding of the borough and the type of development the council seek to promote was invaluable in developing a detailed planning strategy.
The scheme delivered 3-bed family units, improved landscaping and policy-compliant car parking. Despite significant local opposition including the MP, we secured permission at Planning Committee following a lengthy debate.