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.
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.
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.
Full planning permission has been negotiated for the erection of two houses in Burnham. The scheme was considered to accord with all relevant planning policies relating to the character and appearance of the area and the amenity of neighbouring properties. (Architects: Edgington Spink and Hyne)
Planning permission has been negotiated in Bisley, Surrey, for the erection of nine family houses. The proposed development was considered to be acceptable in relation to its impact on local character, residential amenity, biodiversity and highway safety. Planning permission was granted subject to conditions.
A replacement house resulting in a 69% increase in floorspace over that of the existing dwelling was accepted on the basis that whilst this was a large percentage increase in floorspace within the Green Belt, the scale and bulk of the proposals was considered not to affect the openness of the locality. Full planning permission was granted. (Architect: Ascot Design)
Carter Planning are delighted to have assisted Countryside Nurseries in obtaining full planning permission for their latest children’s nursery near Maidenhead. The nursery will cater for children from three months to five years in age.
On May 30th 2013, the Government changed the General Permitted Development Order which introduced new rules allowing the change from B1 office use to C3 residential use, subject to prior approval from the local authority, for a limited period of three years. The Government claimed it had introduced the new office permitted development rights prior notification procedure to boost economic growth and create more homes. This is proving very popular with the owners of office buildings. Last year Carter Planning obtained agreement to convert office buildings to residential units in Hammersmith, Reading, Reigate, and Newbury, and since then have gone on to seek further prior notification approvals for office to residential in Bromley, Epping Forest, Bedford and Nottingham.
Planning permission has been obtained for a gated entrance to a private estate in Surrey. In an unusual appeal it was determined that the gates were “inappropriate development in the Green Belt,” but that very special circumstances existed to allow them.
Two commercial barns and a farmhouse in multiple occupation in the Berkshire Green Belt have been approved for conversion to dwellings and flats respectively following a successful appeal. The Planning Inspector agreed that the development was appropriate under the Governments new National Planning Policy Framework’s policies on the Green Belt.
Planning permission has been granted on appeal for 14 much needed affordable housing units for Radian Housing Association in the form of 5 houses and 9 flats within the urban area of Windsor. The Planning Inspector concluded that there was no objection to the principle of development, various details criticised by the Council were also considered satisfactory and he also ruled that a number of contributions sought by the Council were not appropriate. (Architects: Harrington Design and Bloomfield Ltd of Emsworth)