Tetlow King Planning’s (TKP) new Principal Planner; Oliver Marigold has secured full planning permission for three dwellings at Cromwell Road, Montpelier, Bristol despite strong local objections and concerns raised by Council officers. This is the first success for Oliver since his recent move from Mendip District Council.
The development on Cromwell Road in Montpelier, is adjacent to a Conservation Area and attracted a number of objections, including from local conservation bodies. Oliver worked extensively with the developer, consultants and the planning officer to resolve these concerns, leading to an officer recommendation for approval. He was also able to convince the Council that the CIL payment should be reduced because the existing garages being demolished were still ‘in use’.
This application for three dwellings followed on from a previous application for a single dwelling which was withdrawn last year due to issues over impact on trees and the adjoining conservation area. The officers also had concerns about what would happen on the adjoining site and wanted to see a more comprehensive development for the street frontage. Thus this is one of those unusual cases where increasing the size of the development and number of units weighed in favour of granting planning permission.
Another successful application submission by Oliver followed in South Gloucestershire where permission was obtained to change a care home back into a standard dwelling.
John Sneddon, TKP’s Managing Director said, “ I’m delighted for Oliver and the client. Oliver has significant substantive knowledge and experience of the planning system, particularly Development Management and Planning Enforcement. He complements our existing team which has grown to 14 MRTPI chartered town planners”.