Our planning team assisted Principality Holdings Ltd in securing planning permission for two single storey flats in Clifton Wood, Bristol.
Prior to our involvement the site had a negative planning history, largely due to the fact that the site falls in a designated Conservation Area. There have been three previous refusals for planning permission and two dismissed appeals for residential development of the site.
We were appointed to take a second look at the site and advise on the best steps for the client moving forward. Subsequently, we were instructed by Principality Holdings Ltd to submit and negotiate a planning application for the flats, which are located above a single storey flat roof extension.
We carefully devised a planned strategy that enabled us to obtain planning permission for two flats in July 2016, before negotiating with the local planning authority to obtain permission to increase the living space inside the flats in November 2016.
Our supporting case for the first application demonstrated that the design, massing and roof form would not be detrimental to the Conservation Area. The second application enabled the living space within the flats to be enhanced as well as the provision of vital dry loading space for the commercial units below.
Our ability to think outside the box, by securing the planning permission in two stages and our continued negotiation with the local councillors in addition to the planning officers helped guarantee a final result that exceeded our client’s expectations.