Despite a lengthy process and shifts in policy requirements Tetlow King Planning (TKP) has secured planning permission on behalf of a private developer for a rear extension, addition of a basement area, and conversion of a commercial unit to residential use in the London Borough of Islington. Initial proposals for an extension to the rear of the property were objected to by a local resident.
However after negotiations with the resident and the Council minor amendments were made which satisfied all parties. Concerns were then raised by the Council over the addition of a basement area. TKP however ultimately justified the proposal having regard to both policy and local character.
During the application process the Council changed its stance regarding the weight of emerging policy and began requesting marketing evidence whereas none had previously been required.
Despite arguing this was unnecessary TKP assisted the client in securing the relevant marketing evidence and after meetings with the Council, this was deemed sufficient to fulfil policy requirements.