It has been a highly successful month for us and our clients here at Fuller Long, with a large number of positive decisions received!

We have recently helped to secure planning permission for the conversion of a garage in Walton-on-Thames in Surrey. The residents at the property previously applied to the Council for a Certificate of Lawfulness for the conversion to confirm that planning permission was not required.  However, the application was refused on the grounds that although permitted development rights had not been removed, permission was still required due to the presence of a restrictive condition.

Fuller Long also obtained permission at appeal for the demolition and erection of a replacement garage in a conservation area in Woking, Surrey.

We have also been closely involved with several planning applications for the Prince of Wales pub in Paddington. One of the applications was for the retention of a variety of unauthorised works, including the siting of seven tables and attached chairs and five space heaters to the front of the building. Our consultant prepared a Design and Access Statement to support the application, establishing that it complied with the relevant local and national planning policies and guidance.

Additionally, we were able to gain advertisement consent for the retention of signage at the front of the pub. As the Prince of Wales is located within the Bayswater Conservation Area, we also had to prove that the changes acknowledged within the two applications would preserve the character and appearance of the Conservation Area.

The client was extremely pleased with the result, stating that he “used this company to propose planning permission in Westminster, very happy with their work…I would be happy to recommend this Company!”

We also had recent successes with two applications for a Certificate of Lawful Development for an extension and a Certificate of Lawful Use for two flats in Croydon. Our client had previously submitted a retrospective application for the demolition of a first floor extension and the retention of two live/work units, which was refused. We were able to gain these positive decisions through providing evidence that both the use of the property and the extension had become lawful over the passage of time and was thus immune from enforcement action.

Speaking of the Council’s decision and our input into achieving this, the client stated that he was “very happy with Clare’s performance. Difficult circumstances and overcame significant problems, well done.”

One further case in which we have been successful in this past month regards the formation of a vehicle crossover. Our client approached us and asked that we help him in the application for the creation of an off-street parking space on land to the front of his property. This would also involve the formation of a vehicular crossover with dropped kerb to accommodate this off-street parking.

This proposal involved removing a portion of the existing boundary fence to the front of the property along the boundary addressing the footpath, dropping the kerb in front of the proposed new vehicular entrance, and laying a porous parking surface in the front garden to accommodate a parking area for a single vehicle, for private usage.

Our consultant who worked on this case received a glowing review from the client- “I would highly recommend using Fuller Long to act as a planning agent! In particular David Armstrong who dealt with my proposal swiftly and carefully to get the planning permission I was seeking. We did face a few challenges however David’s persistence definitely helped gain a successful outcome. I contacted numerous other planners in London however found none to be as willing and committed. I’ve recommended work colleagues and friends to use Fuller Long. I’ll be in touch in future for my extension.”

If you are looking for the right consultants to assist with planning permission for your residential or commercial development, look no further. Fuller Long have worked on a variety of schemes across the UK with considerable success. To see how Fuller Long can help with your project, call 0808 164 1288 or email to speak with one of our Consultants today.