Access Agreed as Permitted Development

November 23, 2006 11:06 am Published by

Tetlow King Planning deals with a wide range of large and often small-scale projects. We were recently instructed to tackle the following interesting problem:

In 2002, a former Bristol church was converted into residential flats and maisonettes. The church was built in the 1880s and is an important feature in the designated Conservation Area.

The occupier of one of the converted maisonettes recently instructed Tetlow King Planning to apply for permission to drop the kerb to create vehicular access for off-street car parking in the front garden area.

Tetlow King Planning argued to Bristol City Council that planning permission is not required to drop the kerb because the residential unit is a maisonette and not a flat and because the road fronting the property is not classified.

The City Council agreed that the proposal does not constitute development and consequently, does not require planning permission.