The client was seeking permission for a hotel as well as reconfigured residential accommodation on the site. Paul Henry Architects recommended Planning Insight to provide planning advice and prepare the Planning, Design and Access Statement.
To obtain permission for a Travelodge hotel to be constructed while retaining 15 residential units on site.
An application was submitted to the council for the proposed development. Officers recommended the application for approval but this was overturned by members at committee. Given the two reasons for refusal, we advised the client to appeal against this decision and seek an award of costs. We provided a comprehensive appeal statement, and, following advancements with the draft Local Plan, submitted additional evidence highlighting the policies of relevance to the site within this document.
While the appeal was running its course, we advised to submit a new application for additional residential accommodation, while again retaining 15 existing residential units.
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.