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.

New dental surgery and flats approved

A new dental surgery and six flats have been allowed on appeal in Windsor.

The Appeal Inspector accepted our submissions that a new dental surgery was worthy of support and that the residential element was designed to be in keeping with the locality without affecting the street scene or neighbouring properties. (Architects : Danks Badnell)

Two houses approved in Sunbury-on-Thames

Planning permission has been negotiated for two detached houses in Sunbury-on-Thames. The development replaced a small commercial building on the north bank of the River Thames. On the basis of its objectively assessed housing need the Council accepted that it was unable to demonstrate a five-year supply of deliverable housing sites. The scheme met the requirements of the new NPPF being sustainable, well designed and fitting in with the local character.

Bruce’s Doggy Day Care

Carter Planning are pleased to have assisted Bruce’s Doggy Day Care in the expansion of their facility at Cobham. Established for over 10 years, Bruce’s are the recognised leaders of dog day care in the UK. Founder, Bruce Casalis, sits on the board of directors for the Pet Industry Federation and has acted as an advisor for the likes of DEFRA, Dogs Trust and RSPCA.

Dogs are cared for during the day and spend their days socialising with friends in acres of farmland. Bruce’s have numerous engagement activities and a team of staff with years of experience.

Fourteen flats approved in Fleet

Planning permission has been negotiated for two blocks comprising fourteen flats in Fleet. The scheme was considered to be attractive with a well designed landscaping plan. The proposal respected the amenities of neighbours, improved the flood plain and made a valuable contribution to the Hart Council’s Thames Basin Heaths SANG in Fleet.

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.