Planning permission and Listed Building Consent for Country House

Planning permission and Listed Building Consent has been negotiated with Wycombe District Council for a development to convert an office building to residential use.

The early 18th Century Country House is located in the Green Belt and had been extended in the 1980s when it was converted to offices. After being vacant for over 5 years the building will be restored to its original use and will provide 33 apartments with a mix of 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms. The building will be refurbished and new penthouses added to the modern wing. Residents will share the mature parkland setting and new formal gardens.

Enlarged shop unit in Wandsworth Conservation Area

Planning permission has been granted for an enlarged shop unit, with three flats above, in a principal street in Wandsworth. The proposal was in a flood zone and Conservation Area. The Council agreed with our submissions that the scheme was appropriate to the appearance of the building, both front and rear, and enhanced the character and appearance of the Conservation Area whilst providing much needed units of residential accommodation.

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)