Renovation of a Grade II Listed Building in the Green Belt near Reading

Listed Building

Carter Planning is pleased to have assisted in the complete renovation of a Grade II Listed Building in the Green Belt near Reading, with various extensions, including a swimming pool, together with the comprehensive restoration of its landscaped grounds.

The renovation works were carried out by local master builders Farr and Roberts and the landscaping by Matthew Keightley, a regular garden designer at RHS Chelsea.


Conversion of Warehouse to Residential

In an appeal decision a Planning Inspector has confirmed that the conversion of storage floorspace in a warehouse building to residential in East London in the form of ten flats does not need planning permission under the “prior notification procedure” for “permitted development” under Class P of the Town and Country Planning General Permitted Development Order 2015. Given the previous use as a warehouse in a residential area, the Inspector concluded on the principal issue that the development would not give rise to unacceptable transport or highways impacts with regard to parking.

Permitted Development Rights – Retail to Residential

Change of Use from Shop to FlatsThe supply of new homes is being boosted by certain “permitted development rights” found in the Town and Country Planning General Permitted Development Order 2015, where planning permission is not required. Many people are already familiar with the permitted change of use from offices to residential under Part O, from which we have produced a large number of units throughout the London and the South East for our Clients. Increasingly, permitted development rights are also being exercised in respect of the change of use from shops to flats under Part M. Both these rights are subject to a number of provisos. To see if your scheme qualifies, please contact Carter Planning.


Three Houses in the Maidenhead Green Belt

A proposal to erect three detached, traditional style dwellings in the Green Belt outside Maidenhead has been approved. The redevelopment involves the demolition of commercial buildings and hard-standing used for a lorry yard. Maidenhead, Green Belt

The Council accepted Carter Planning’s submission that the land was previously developed, and that the appearance of the proposed homes and reduction to traffic generation would improve the openness and appearance of the Green Belt. (Architects: Ascot Design)

Pub Canopy, River Thames at Windsor

Boatman, Pub Canopy, WindsorAn outdoor canopy for a public house located within the Windsor Conservation Area, and on the banks of the River Thames, has been approved. The scale and design of the canopy was considered to preserve the character and appearance of the Conservation Area. Carter Planning successfully suggested that a pergola with seating outside a pub/restaurant would be a development expected in this riverside location.

Chesham Prep School, Green Belt Improvements

Carter Planning were delighted to assist Chesham Preparatory School in negotiating the significant improvement and expansion of their facilities on a Green Belt site. The School, which caters for boys and girls from four to thirteen, are to provide a new indoor swimming pool to enable the staff to deliver the curriculum and improve the health and fitness of its pupils.

Chesham Prep School, Green Belt

The dining room was in need of expansion, having been built when the school originally moved to the site. This is to be replaced by a new purpose built facility with extra classrooms. A new school hall was also required as the only space for assemblies, performances and other large scale activities or meetings and events was the existing sports hall. The new hall will accommodate parent-staff meetings, assemblies, theatrical productions, concerts, lectures or several of the extra-curricular activities introduced over the years. (Architects: ADP Architecture)