• Juliet Heap


Planning approval for new dwellings in Lambeth

Really pleased that planning permission has finally been approved today for our application (reference 18/02375/FUL) in Lambeth for the replacement of existing garages on a backland site in Streatham, Lambeth, following rather lengthy discussions to finalise the s106 agreement.

Planning application for new equestrian facility in the Green Belt

Lovely to finally have our planning application (reference P0241.18) for the new equestrian stables validated and being considered by the London Borough of Havering for determination.  It's taken a bit of work and several years to get to this point so I'm hopefull that we'll persuade the Council that it's appropriate for its Green Belt setting, to enable them to grant planning permissin. Now to be wait for any comments and feedback (obviously I'm well known for my patience!)... tick, tock....  


Approval for Lawful Development Certificate (CLEUD)

Exciting news this afternoon that Southwark Council has approved our application for a certificate of lawful existing use for a residential dwelling in Borough, SE1.

The decision has been issued 3 weeks before the determination deadline which is great news for my client, giving them certainty over the use.  

Full details & submission documents can be found on the Council's planning website

Starter Homes for Londoners

The Housing White paper has finally been published and despite changes since the draft, starter homes are still likely to remain too expensive most Londoners and the first time buyers they're meant to help get on the ladder.

Appeal turnaround

What a great start to the year; I've just found out that the planning inspectorate has allowed an appeal for the use of glass balustrades surrounding a roof terrace at a property in a conservation area that Westminster Council had refused us permission for last year, saying that there would be no detrimental impact on the conservation area. 

Listed Building Appeal Success in Westminster

I had some great news last week; the third and final decision for an appeal I'd prepared and submitted for internal works to a Grade II listed building in Westminster had been allowed by the Planning Inspectorate. The proposed works included the provision of a suspended ceiling and the opening up of the mansard ceiling and insertion of a glazed screen at top floor level.

I'd been working with Hannah at FullerLong, who's a specialist heritage consultant,. This decision makes our success rate working together on listed buildings 100%, for which we're clearly very excited!  

Another positive decision

Last week saw Forest Heath Council agree that the as built amendments to Kentford Manor were not material and officers approved our application for non material amendments to the original scheme, sumitted under s96a of the Act. Amendments included access arrangements and changes to the internal layout so that the home could be used differently, this in itself resulted in changes to the elevations.