Tag Archives: planning permission

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.

Replacement house approved in the Green Belt

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 largeReplacement House 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)


Office to Residential – Permitted Development

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 Office to Residential - Permitted Developmentapproval 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.