Our Recent Work

We have helped many local communities have their voices heard in the planning process.
Here are some of our client success stories:

Residential Developments

We were contacted as our client was worried about the proposed development and the impact on their privacy.  When we reviewed the case, we agreed that the location was inappropriate and that it would have an impact on the living conditions of our client because of a loss of privacy.  We prepared and submitted an objection letter.  The application was refused by the local planning authority.

Our client was worried that the development was too big for the site, that it would impact on their living conditions, as well as having a negative impact on highway safety.  We prepared and submitted an objection letter.  The application was refused by the local planning authority.

The main concerns were that the development was too large for the site, that it would have a negative impact on trees and result in a loss of privacy.  We prepared and submitted a letter on behalf of our clients.  The proposal was subsequently amended and because of the changes to the scheme further objections were raised.

Extensions to Neighbours’ Houses:

  • The extension would be very large and overbearing, also that it would result in a loss of light and privacy. The case officer agreed with the concerns identified and the application was subsequently withdrawn.   

We were asked to contact the council.  The owner was required to submit a new planning application to reflect what had been built on the site.  We raised concerns that the extension that had been built was overbearing and did not reflect the design and character of the local area.  The application was refused planning permission.  The applicant appealed this decision, this was also rejected. 

We held an online meeting to explain the planning application process and provided advice on what the material considerations were to this case.  With our guidance, our client was then able to prepare and submit their own objection letter.  This resulted in a change to the proposed scheme which our clients were happy with.

Commercial Development Proposals

Both the parish council and the local community were concerned that insufficient information had been provided to demonstrate the proposal would not have an unacceptable impact on highway safety and residential amenity.  Whilst the application was approved, conditions were attached to the grant of permission.  These conditions sought to address the concerns identified by the parish council and local community.

Whilst the application was approved, conditions were attached to ensure that the works would not have a negative impact on the occupants of the adjacent properties.

As the site was in the Green Belt and the applicant had not clearly explained why the development was needed, we were able to prepare a strong objection to the proposal.  We also highlighted issues regarding negative impacts on: residents living nearby, highway safety, ecology and drainage.  The application was withdrawn.  

Their main concerns were that the site was too small for the level of development proposed and that it would have a detrimental impact on an adjacent listed building.  We submitted an objection expressing these concerns.  The application was subsequently amended and the number of units reduced to two.

They considered their objection letters had been ignored by the local planning authority officers.  We helped them to prepare their case to the planning committee.  As a result, the scheme was deferred from the committee and further information submitted to help address the concerns of the local community.

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