Hat-trick of appeal wins for City Planning

Two bedroom house granted consent on a backland site in Barnes Green Conservation Area

In July 2017, a two-bedroom house at the rear of Barnes High Street was granted consent on appeal. The development included demolition of the existing unused storage unit and erection of a new family dwellinghouse with integral garage and private amenity space. The scheme design took into account the constrained backland location. The Inspector commended the design as making a positive contribution to the conservation area.

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Roof extension and roof garden granted consent on appeal in Kensington and Chelsea

In June 2017, the appeal was allowed for an additional storey, rear extension and a roof terrace in the Kensington Conservation Area. The development sought to enhance the quality of the accommodation above the ground floor commercial unit. City Planning successfully argued that the extensions were entirely appropriate and would preserve the character and appearance of the conservation area.

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Loss of garage was found acceptable without removal of existing parking permits in RBKC

In August 2017, the conversion of the garage to residential accommodation was allowed on appeal in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. The development sought to improve the quality of the accommodation within a mews property to provide high quality family accommodation. RBKC refused the application as the applicant did not want to surrender the existing parking permits associated with the property. At appeal, the Inspector agreed that the loss of garage would not materially impact the local highway network and therefore there was no need to surrender the existing car parking permits.

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