Planning Appeals, Residential

Planning Appeal Success – after Refusal

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Do you have a planning application that was recently refused? We are well placed to advise you and present a clearly researched appeal case for a best chance of overturning the decision. Please get in touch to discuss your project. Here’s a recent successful case study:

Approval Won at Appeal in South Norfolk.  Case Summary:  Following on from an interesting planning history of refusals, and one consented scheme. We successfully overturned a refusal decision for a single dwelling and associated works in South Norfolk.

Proposal: The appeal is a revision of the consented scheme for a residential development for one dwelling and the associated external works, that adds a rear element to the main dwelling, increasing the width towards the west by 1.6m but reducing the overall dimensions of the front element.

Our Advice: Past applications were refused on the basis of; size, allegedly resulting in a cramped form of development to the detriment of the general character of the area. Other applications also failed to address affordable housing provisions and lacked adequate information in relation to the surface water flood risk. We addressed all these possible concerns and considered the key below questions;

  • Does the appeal proposal constitute a cramped form of development?
  • Is the proposal a materially harmful and unacceptable departure from the previous consent?
  • Is the proposed development acceptable in all other aspects taken as a whole?

Outcome: The appeal was allowed because we presented a robust case in support of the proposed development and emphasised that the proposed dwelling would acceptably act as a transition between the two very different characters of the neighbourhood – these being terraced housing and substantial houses on large plots.  The inspectorate concluded that the proposal was of a scale in relation to the size of the plot, that fitted satisfactorily into the street scene, bearing in mind the totality of development in the immediate area. The inspectorate also agreed with our reference to the site as a transition from the compact terrace with small curtilages and the remainder of the surrounding development.

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