Tetlow King Planning (TKP) have recently been involved in securing planning permission for a client for the redevelopment of a site in a rural service centre to extend an existing B1/D1 use and five new terraced dwellings. The scheme was designed by Corstorphine + Wright who also acted as agent for the application.
A previous scheme for the same extensions but for six dwellings was refused by the Council and dismissed on appeal.
While the principle of the loss of the existing employment uses was accepted by the Inspector along with the on-site parking provision and impacts to the Conservation Area, the concerns over residential amenity for the detached coach house were such that a refusal was supported. The revised scheme, in omitting the detached dwelling, overcame every objection remaining in the Inspector’s decision and demonstrated that the planning balance justified the development despite continued local opposition.
TKP are delighted to have been involved with the scheme through from the initial review and pre-application submission through to a positive outcome for our client, especially given the proximity of the application site to our offices in West Malling.