Summary We are pleased to have received planning permission for the erection of an office (Class E) with 15 parking spaces for our client, ML Financial Associates, in Wymondham. The consent will allow the local business to own a permanent office, as opposed to renting, therefore providing longer-term security for the business.
Proposal The proposal for a full planning application for the erection of an office (Class E) with 15 parking spaces sought to develop an area of unused grassland. Prior to this application, the site had 2 existing approved consents for commercial facilities on the site, therefore this proposal would be in keeping with those previously consented schemes. The proposal offers a purpose-built facility for the company which will provide tailored office and meeting space, improving the experience for both clients and staff. The new office will also allow for additional office space which would facilitate the potential growth of the company in the future.
Our Advice Our planning statement elaborated on local and national planning policy points such as the argument of sustainable development, referring to the proposal providing economic, social and environmental benefits. Comparison of this application to the previous consented schemes on the site were also made, arguing that the proposed office would result in less traffic movement on and off the site throughout the day than the previously approved schemes, as well as using the same layout from a highway perspective of the approved schemes and providing adequate parking facilities, meaning that the proposal would accord with the Highway safety standards.
Outcome It was agreed that the principle of the proposed development is in accordance with the NPPF and the office planning permission was subsequently approved.
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