Extension allowed in West Wickham

A large modern, rear extension to a detached house with  balustrade and dwarf balcony wall have been allowed on appeal in West Wickham. The Appeal Inspector found the balustrade to be complementary to the contemporary architecture of the extensions to the property and that the dwarf balcony wall would not jar with the architecture of the property or character of the surrounding area.

Architects: Luo Man Architects

New Houses in Knaphill

Four new houses have been allowed on appeal in Knaphill. The Appeal Inspector pointed out that the National Planning Policy Framework encourages innovative designs which promote high levels of sustainability and design and considered the proposed contemporary styled development as meeting this requirement whilst positively contributing to the built environment surrounding the site.

Architects: RCKa

Shops to Residential

Permission has been obtained under permitted development rights, Class M, to change the use of a Victorian shop premises to residential in Kingston town centre.

Carter Planning were able to demonstrate to the Council that there was no longer any need for retail premises in the locality.

Woking Gym Club

Temporary planning permission has been obtained for Woking Gym Club to expand into a former barn to provide extra space for the men’s artistic squad in preparation for the next Olympics.

Replacing a fire damaged property

Planning permission has been granted by Wycombe District Council following detailed negotiations to replace a fire damaged bungalow with a chalet bungalow in the Green Belt and Chiltern Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Educational provision

Green Room Windsor

Carter Planning Limited were pleased to assist the Green Room School with two planning permissions for school premises in Berkshire and Hampshire.

The Green Room Schools are Independent Schools, providing an alternative for young people who can no longer access mainstream education. Using a combination of therapeutic, academic, creative and physical education they aim to significantly change the lives of their pupils and their families, to start a path to a better life. The Green Room caters for school refusers, pupils with statements/EHCP plan and pupils in fear of exclusion.

Brookwood Park Cemetery

Carter Planning has assisted Brookwood Cemetery with proposals to remediate and landscape an area of land covering almost 2 hectares in the Surrey Green Belt to provide more plots for future burials.

Brookwood Cemetery first opened in 1854 and was at one time the largest cemetery in the world. Today, it continues to be the largest cemetery in Western Europe and since its opening, approximately 250,000 people have been laid to rest within the beautiful grounds. The cemetery is listed a Grade I site in the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens.

Brookwood Cemetery was conceived by the London Necropolis Company in 1849 to house London’s deceased, at a time when the capital was finding it difficult to accommodate its increasing population of living and dead.

Brookwood was originally accessible by rail from a special station, the London Necropolis Railway Station, next to Waterloo Station in Central London.

The Cemetery also contains the Brookwood Military Cemetery which covers 15 hectares and includes the largest Commonwealth war cemetery in the United Kingdom and the Brookwood American Cemetery and Memorial.