Planning Insight was appointed by Oakman Inns and Restaurants to provide Planning Consultancy services on a proposed redevelopment of a former care home to a restaurant/pub, in the delightful town of Olney, which is located within the administrative area of Milton Keynes Council.
To advise on the proposal for the partial demolition of the existing site, with internal alterations and erection of a contemporary single storey extension to the rear in connection with the change of use to a restaurant and pub.
As the existing building was Grade II Listed and situated within the Olney Conservation Area, Planning Insight used our extensive experience of this subject, to offer specialist advice to Oakman Inns and Nicolas Tye Architects, in working up the scheme. We also revised other previous consultants’ reports and prepared a comprehensive Planning Statement to support the proposed development.
The application was submitted in December 2016 and the planning permission and listed building consent was granted in May 2017.
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.