Another Planning Appeal Success

2023-06-13 12:25:07

Home development projects are an exciting time, so having your planning application denied can be demoralising. 

Planning refusals and appeal processes on new homes, house extensions, or change of use projects are stressful and can be a complicated task to navigate, not to mention the negative impact on the momentum of your project. 

A refusal does not have to mean the end of the project. Our knowledgeable and trustworthy RIBA Accredited Chartered Architects will look at the hurdles and help you achieve a successful appeal. 

As an established local Architect, we provide a solid representation on your behalf to the local planning committee. We will review the refused application decision notice and officers’ report and work with you to make agreeable revisions.  

MP Architects LLP will lodge an appeal on your behalf with a written statement to the planning department detailing your ‘Grounds of Appeal’ that will contest the Council’s refusal, set out revisions and explain why planning permission should be granted.  We will monitor and report the appeal process and any progress to our client. 

Case Study 

An appeal to Brentwood Borough Council for the refusal of the demolition of an existing garage and construction of a two-bedroomed dwelling.  – MP Architects LLP Navid Hamzeheinejad RIBA Part III – BArch, DipArch, MArch

In a recent case for appeal where we inherited an original design created by another Architect, we prepared ‘Grounds of Appeal’ documents on behalf of our client to Brentwood Borough Council, addressing each refusal point in the officer’s report. 

Considering the desired attention to detail in improving the conservation, we proposed a slight reduction in the width and height of the original design, including the side gable projection. Another focus of the appeal was to improve the original design and ensure it was in better keeping with a sympathetic approach to adjoining neighbours. The proposed change of material provided a better style and the revised layout secured separation from the neighbouring property and furthermore subservient to the adjoining and surrounding buildings. Planning permission was granted in May 2021 and work is commencing soon. 

Securing planning by an appeal can be a less daunting experience with our support. MP Architects LLP has solid relationships with the local town planning departments and a long and successful history of winning appeals for planning cases throughout Essex and beyond. We can support you in securing planning permission either from the offset or with a planning appeal and keep your project moving forward. 

*On smaller home extension projects appeals must be submitted within 12 weeks of the last date of the planning decision. For a new dwelling or larger projects, you have up to 6 months from the refusal date to appeal. 

Author: Jessica Parkes

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