1. Certificate of Lawfulness obtained for hardstanding in the Green Belt for a residential property as a precursor to redevelopment of the site in Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, England. We were able to demonstrate on behalf of the client that the hardstanding satisfied the permitted development regulations by citing case law and appeal precedents.
2. Certificate of Lawful uses obtained for conversion of a House in Multiple Occupation to several flats in Penarth, South Wales. We were able to demonstrate that they has existed for at least 4 years which satisfied the legal test for such a development.
3. Certificate of Lawful Use obtained for use of building as dwelling in Ashley Green, Buckinghamshire, England. We were able to persuade the authority that although the building had been empty for a number of years and was in a mixed use as a school and dwelling, the original residential use had not been lost.
1. Planning permission gained for Car Ports on a residential estate in Dinas Powys, in the Vale of Glamorgan, South Wales. We advised the client to engage the use of an tree arboriculturist to help persuade the Council that the health of nearby trees would not be affected and neither would there be any harmful impact on the character and appearance of the area.
2. Planning permission gained for extensions on a property in Penarth, South Wales following discissions and dialogue with planning officers to persuade them that the development would not harm neighbouring residential amenity or the character and appearance of the area.
1. Outline Planning permission obtained for a landowner for 100 dwellings on a site in Bedfordshire, England. This was a long running project over several years that finally found favour with the Council as the development would provide much needed private sector and affordable housing in the area as part of a much larger expansion of the urban area of 5000 dwellings.
2. Planning permission obtained on behalf of a developer client for a mixed use development of flats and café on Whitchurch, Cardiff South Wales. We were able to persuade the Council that the development would add to the vitality and viability of the local shopping centre in this location.
3. Planning permission obtained for conversion of agricultural barn to residential use in Monmouthshire, South Wales. We were able to demonstrate to the Council that the conversion would make productive use of a dilapidated barn for the benefit of the area.
4. Planning permission obtained for a mixed use development comprising recording studio and work/home unit in a converted church in Barry, South Wales.
5. Planning permission obtained for change of use of garage outbuilding to residential dwelling in Ynsybwl, South Wales. We were able to persuade the Council that the use as a dwelling would preserve the building which had a historic connection with a mine nearby that had recently closed.
6. Planning permission obtained for demolition of retail units and erection of dwellings at Rhoose, South Wales. Despite an unfavourable appeal decision on a previous scheme, we were able to persuade the Council that the retention of the retail units were unviable and a residential development would be more beneficial to the area.
7. Planning permission won on appeal for erection of house for multiple occupation in Cardiff, South Wales with costs awarded against the council. We were able to convince the appeal inspector that the development was acceptable in all respects. The Inspector agreed and granted planning permission and awarded costs against the Council for unreasonably refusing permission.
1. Despite strong local opposition, planning permission has been obtained for siting of single railway carriage as tourist accommodation in Monmouthshire. We successfully persuaded the planning committee that the development would boost tourism in the area in line with government advice and that it would not have a harmful impact on the countryside.
2. Planning permission gained for leisure development involving erection of 3 holiday homes at Risca, South Wales. Again, the tourism benefits of the proposal were highlighted which enabled the scheme to get a grant of planning consent.
1. Planning permission obtained for demolition of warehouse building and erection of offices in Harrow, North London. We were able to persuade the Council that the design was acceptable and that employment prospects would be enhanced.
2. Planning permission obtained for change of use of commercial building to D1 Education Use in Newport, South Wales. We were able to convince the Council that the change of use would add to the vitality and viability of the town centre.
3. Planning permission obtained for conversion of offices to 8 apartments for student accommodation in Swansea, South Wales. Working with architects, we were able to design a scheme that added to the existing building and which satisfied policy requirements as regards student accommodation in the town centre.
4. Planning permission obtained for conversion of dwelling to dentist practice in Chessington, London. We were able to persuade the Council that the conversion should be considered as an exception to planning policies requiring the retention of dwellings.
5. Planning permission secured for containers as A1/A3 use at Cardiff Bay, South Wales. We were able to demonstrate that the use of the containers were in keeping with the modern and bohemian design style prevalent in the area and would not harm an adjacent listed lock-keepers cottage.
6. Planning permission gained for erection of stables and recreational use of land for keeping of horses on land in the green wedge, Aberfan, South Wales. Following the threat of enforcement action by the Council against the owners, we were able to come up with a scheme that satisfied the Council.
1. Planning permission won on appeal for agricultural barn in the countryside near Swansea, South Wales. We were able to persuade the inspector that the barn was necessary and would not have a harmful impact on the landscape.
Details of Our Current Projects
1. Various appeals for residential development and householder development in England and South Wales
2. Submission of planning application for per crematorium in Cardiff, South Wales.
3. Enforcement work on behalf of Local authorities in Oxfordshire, England.
4. Making representations to various local development plan making.
To discuss what we have done in the past and current projects, please contact Jeremy Peter Associates.